Roles & Permissions for Laravel where roles can be held in regard to a database object

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Roles & Permissions for Laravel where roles can be held in regard to a database object

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There are plenty of packages that add ACL functionalities to a Laravel application. Yet, none of the existing solutions seems to allow us to assign roles to users with respect to an object. We often come across a use case where we do not only need to define global roles, such as TECH_ADMIN, but also roles in regard to a database object, such as an Organisation, which has eg. EDITOR users that are granted certain permissions only on that specific Organisation and not on others.


This package is in its very early days. It currently makes quite a few assumptions:

  1. Users are stored in a users table
  2. The users table already exists when installing the package and running the migrations
  3. The users table has a primary key id which is an unsigned integer
  4. Neither of the following tables exists before installing the package:
    • roles
    • permissions
    • permission_role
    • role_user

Getting Started

1. Install Package

composer require sehrgut/laravel-object-roles

2. Run database migrations

php artisan migrate

3. Use HasRolesAndPermissions trait on the `User model


namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use SehrGut\LaravelObjectRoles\HasRolesAndPermissions;
use SehrGut\LaravelObjectRoles\Models\Permission;

class User extends Model
    use HasRolesAndPermissions;


Create Roles & Permissions

$permission = SehrGut\LaravelObjectRoles\Models\Permission::create([
    'name' => 'posts.update',
    'description' => 'The ability to update existing Post objects',
$role = SehrGut\LaravelObjectRoles\Models\Role::create([
    'name' => 'EDITOR',
    'description' => 'A User who can manage content',

Assign Permissions to Roles

// or:

Assign Roles to Users

$user->assignObjectRole('EDITOR', $organisation);

Check Permissions

$user->hasPermissionThrough('show_statistics', $organisation)


This project is released under the MIT License.