How to logout with a get request in laravel?

by dalton_moen , in category: PHP Frameworks , a month ago

How to logout with a get request in laravel?

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by samara , a month ago

@dalton_moen 

To log out a user with a GET request in Laravel, you can create a route and a controller method that handle the logout functionality.

  1. Create a route in your routes/web.php file:
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Route::get('/logout', 'AuthController@logout')->name('logout');


  1. Create a method in your controller that handles the logout functionality:
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<?php

namespace AppHttpControllers;

use IlluminateSupportFacadesAuth;

class AuthController extends Controller
{
    public function logout()
    {
        Auth::logout();
        return redirect('/');
    }
}


This method simply logs out the current authenticated user using the Auth::logout() method and then redirects the user to the homepage or any other desired page.

  1. Create a logout link in your view:
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<a href="{{ route('logout') }}">Logout</a>


By clicking on this link, a GET request will be sent to the /logout route, which will trigger the logout method in the AuthController and log out the user.


Note: Logging a user out with a GET request is not recommended for security reasons, as GET requests can be easily crawled by search engines and stored in browser history. It is generally recommended to use a POST request for logout functionality to prevent unauthorized logouts.