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Improvements to Authentication in Laravel 5.3

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In my book Joseph Silber is one of the unsung heroes of the Laravel ecosystem. Whenever I open up internals on Larachat or Github he's giving friendly and thoughtful advice. I was happy to learn that Joseph started a blog.

In the first post he goes over all the improvements made to authentication in Laravel 5.3.

Authentication has gotten some nice improvements in 5.3, so let's examine it piece by piece.
  • Introducing the authenticate method
  • The exception handler's unauthenticated method
  • The Authenticate middleware
  • Authenticating against multiple guards
  • Route model binding and global scopes
  • Bonus: the request's expectsJson method

If you're looking for a package that can handle roles and abilities in Laravel, be sure to check out his Bouncer package.

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