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A native mongo db auth driver on Laravel 5's default auth module.

1.0.0 2015-02-27 13:37 UTC

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Last update: 2021-09-12 00:33:25 UTC


This package does not require any external MongoDB related dependencies except the Php MongoDB Driver and simply uses Auth::extend() to extend the native Laravel Auth module.


  1. Run composer require reshadman/laravel-mongo-auth in your project's composer root.
  2. Add the Reshadman\LmAuth\LmAuthServiceProvider service provider to your app.
  3. Run php artisan vendor:publish command to generate package config files.
  4. In auth.php config set the driver to lmauth :
<?php return [
    'driver' => 'lmauth'


An instance of MongoCollection is passed to \Reshadman\LmAuth\MongoDbUserProvider like below :

From \Reshadman\LmAuth\LmAuthServiceProvider :

$this->app['auth']->extend('lmauth', function(Application $app){

    $config = $app['config']->get('lmauth');

	return new MongoDbUserProvider(
	    $app['lmauth.collection'], // Should be bound to an instance of \MongoCollection


The above code needs $app['lmauth.collection'] to be available in IoC container which is an instance of MongoCollection. If you set the use_default_collection_provider config option to true, the package will create a new binding for that.

You may also create your own driver with another driver name and pass your own config and mongo collection instance to it.

Auth::extend('my-lmauth', function($app) {
    $config = $app['config']->get('lmauth'); // or your desired
    $mongoCollection = $app['global_mongo_connection']->myDb->myCollection;

    return new \Reshadman\LmAuth\MongoDbUserProvider($mongoCollection, $app['hash'], $config);

The default_connection_closure config

If you pass a closure to this config key then the package will use this closure to get the MongoClient connection to connect to mongodb. Usefull when using Doctrine Mongo db package or alternatives.

<?php return [
    'default_connection_closure' => function($app) {
        return new \MongoClient(''); // or $app['mongo.singleton_connection']

If you set the above option to null the the package will use a singleton shared instance ( new \MongoClient()) which has lmauth.connection key in the container.