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Pragmatically testing multi-guard authentication in Laravel

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 2 minute read

Last week our team launched Mailcoach, a self-hosted solution to send out email campaigns and newsletters. Rather than being the end, laughing something is the beginning of a journey. Users start encountering bugs and ask for features that weren't considered before.

One of those features requests we got, is the ability the set the guard to be used when checking if somebody is allowed to access the Mailcoach UI.

In this blog post, I'd like to show you how we implemented and tested this.

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Building Mailcoach

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 12 minute read

Today, our team released Mailcoach, a beautiful, self-hosted mailing list manager. It integrates with services like Amazon SES, Mailgun, or Sendgrid to send out mailings affordably. It’s packaged as a stand-alone app, or can be integrated into a Laravel project, it's perfect for bloggers, artisans, and entrepreneurs.

Even if you're not in the market for an email solution, Mailcoach includes a video course on how it’s built. I'm sure you'll see some valuable techniques that you can bring to your own project.

In this blogpost, I'd like to share why and how we've built this.

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