Authentication Course

Take a look at authentication and Laravel: authentication reasons, built-in authentication kits and unique authentication requirements.

23 minutes

Course description

Authentication is the first half of securing user access to your Laravel application. In this course, we’ll cover how to authenticate users in Laravel and the reasons why. We’ll discuss and examine the built-in Laravel authentication kits and explain which kit is best for which use case. Even if you have unique authentication requirements, Laravel’s authentication system can be used and we’ll show how with a custom authentication provider.


Managing authentication

Video - 00:02:00

Managing upgrading to an authenticated user and multiple authentications.
Checking authentication

Video - 00:05:00

Verifying authenticated users throughout the system.
Custom authentication

Video - 00:05:00

If you really must create a custom authentication service, here's how best to do it securely.
Authentication kits/scaffolding

Video - 00:12:00

An exploration of what out-of-the-box functionality Laravel has for authentication.

Meet the author

Aaron Saray

Aaron Saray believes that meeting business objectives and software security go hand-in-hand. Even before cyber security was a widely recognized career path, he was creating war games and capture the flag challenges for his fellow IT professionals. Now, he specializes in web-based programming in open source languages. He hasn’t let his first love wither, though! He’s a staunch advocate for unit tests, access controls, and security audits in all of his projects. His Infosec content shows his deep understanding of his chosen programming tools while elegantly applying best practices in secure coding.

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