Validation Course

Explore input validation in Laravel.

39 minutes

Course description

Validation is necessary to secure input from both users and third-parties. In this course, we’ll discuss what things to validate, why to validate them and how to use Laravel’s built-in rules to get the most secure validation configuration. We'll examine using form requests to validate for controllers, as well as using inline-validation for commands. Finally, custom validation is also built and dissected.


Third-party data validation

Video - 00:05:00

Third-party data validation techniques.
Form request validation

Video - 00:05:00

Applying validation in form requests to group together authorization, validation and filtering in one place.
Custom validation rules

Video - 00:04:00

When the built-in rules aren't enough, create custom rules.
Validating boundaries

Video - 00:08:00

Validating that user data is within the size, shape and bounds, and what could happen if you don't.
Validating data from available selection

Video - 00:06:00

This video details ways to reduce unwanted errors for invalid data, and a look at defense-in-depth strategy for user access to resources.
Validating data types

Video - 00:06:00

Ensuring user data is of the proper type.
Validation overview

Video - 00:05:00

Validation rule resources and the most basic way to use the validator.

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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