How to log in a user in laravel?

by dalton_moen , in category: PHP General , 5 months ago

How to log in a user in laravel?

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by scotty_walker , 5 months ago

@dalton_moen 

To log in a user in Laravel, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a login form in your Blade view file. The form should have fields for the user's email/username and password.
  2. Define a route in your routes/web.php file to handle the login request. For example:
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Route::post('/login', 'AuthLoginController@login')->name('login');


  1. Create a new LoginController using the following Artisan command:
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php artisan make:controller AuthLoginController


  1. In the LoginController, define the login method to handle the login logic. You can use the Auth facade to handle the authentication:
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use IlluminateSupportFacadesAuth;

public function login(Request $request)
{
    // Validate the login request
    $credentials = $request->validate([
        'email' => ['required', 'email'],
        'password' => ['required'],
    ]);

    // Attempt to log in the user
    if (Auth::attempt($credentials)) {
        // Authentication passed
        return redirect()->intended('/');
    }

    // Authentication failed
    return back()->withErrors([
        'email' => 'The provided credentials do not match our records.',
    ]);
}


  1. In your config/auth.php file, make sure you have the correct authentication driver configured (e.g., 'driver' => 'eloquent' or 'driver' => 'database').


With these steps, the user will be authenticated if the provided credentials match the records in your users table, and they will be redirected to the desired page. Note that you will need to have a users table set up and populated with user records.