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Secure Coding in Laravel

With Laravel, a PHP language framework, websites and apps are built faster and easier than ever before. With all of this tooling, abstraction and speed, however, it can be easy to forget or overlook security. In this course, you will learn about some of Laravel’s built-in security features; best practices for securing your application; and real-life code and examples.


  • Introduction and installation Course — 00:19:47
    • In this course, you’ll look at getting started with Laravel.

  • Protecting secrets and reducing information leakage Course — 00:20:39
    • Take a look at what you need to do to protect secrets, reduce information leakage and use the configuration system properly.

  • Validation Course — 00:38:46
    • Explore input validation in Laravel.

  • Authentication Course — 00:22:44
    • Take a look at authentication and Laravel: authentication reasons, built-in authentication kits and unique authentication requirements.

  • Authorization Course — 00:41:34
    • In this course, you’ll explore authorization in Laravel.

  • Database and Eloquent Course — 00:16:22
    • In this course, you’ll take a look at how Laravel protects your database.

  • Hashing, passwords and encryption Course — 00:08:08
    • Exploring hashing, passwords, encryption and general password protection.

  • Sessions and cookies Course — 00:19:21
    • Explore sessions and cookies in Laravel.

  • Rate limiting Course — 00:09:06
    • In this course, you’ll look at rate limiting in Laravel.

  • Request methods, CSRF, escaping & headers Course — 00:25:34
    • In this course, you’ll explore request and response security in Laravel.

  • Code security and scanning tools Course — 00:21:42
    • Explore code security and scanning tools in Laravel.

  • Tripwires and honeypots Course — 00:11:12
    • In this course, you’ll explore tripwires and honeypots in Laravel.

  • Closing thoughts and project Course — 02:28:46
    • Take a moment to review what we’ve learned in this course and wrap up.

  • Secure Coding in Laravel skill assessment Assessment — 77 questions — 00:38:30


What you will learn

The PHP framework Laravel offers many options to build strong, safe apps and websites. In the first part of this course, you will explore some of the most common ways to secure your Laravel application. You’ll learn about configuring your application securely to reduce the chance of leaking secrets and credentials, validating user input and authentication methodologies. The second half of the course focuses on user access control through gates and policies, eliminating SQL injection attacks and securing sessions with rate limits. If you stick with it through the end, you’ll get a bonus section about static analysis, tripwires and honeypots.

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Meet the author

Meet the author

Austin Songer has been working in cybersecurity since 2015. He currently works for a managed security services provider as a SOC engineer in Chicago, Illinois. He has experience in security monitoring, incident response and Azure security and holds several certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).

Austin is passionate about learning and is currently studying for his OSCP certification. Before joining the information security industry, he spent seven years in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in information systems from Robert Morris University. Outside of work, Austin enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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