Authorization Course

In this course, you'll explore authorization in Laravel.

42 minutes

Course description

Authorization is the second half of securing user access to your Laravel application. In this course, we’ll discuss the different built-in options Laravel has to provide authorization. Gates, a simpler solution, will be compared to the more advanced policy system. Extending the authorization system with roles and permissions with a third-party package is also demonstrated. Finally, best practices of using authorization will be presented, including making sure not to fall into some common traps.



File - 00:10:00

Authorization recommendations

Video - 00:06:00

Best practices for using available authorization mechanisms.
Roles and permissions

Video - 00:07:00

A recommended approach for integrating roles and permissions into Laravel.
Understanding policies

Video - 00:09:00

Understanding and applying policies for authorization.
Understanding gates

Video - 00:09:00

Understanding and applying gates for authorization.

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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