Laravel 5

All the files you'll need to use Gatekeeper as an authentication provider with Laravel 5 are included. These instructions assume you've already followed the Gatekeeper installation instructions and things there are working. Here's how to set it up:

  1. You'll then need to add the Auth provider to be loaded. Update your app\config\app.php and add this to your providers list:
  1. Update your app\config\auth.php settings to change the "driver" setting to "gatekeeper":
'driver' => 'gatekeeper'
  1. Add the Gatekeeper configuration to your .env file for the Laravel application:

This information is just an example, so be sure you fill in your actual information here.

That's it - you should be all set to use the standard Laravel authentication handling and it will use Gatekeeper behind the scenes.

Laravel 4

NOTE: The current Laravel support is for 4.x based versions.

A Laravel authentication provider is included with the Gatekeeper package in Psecio\Gatekeeper\Provider\Laravel. It's easy to add into your Laravel application and seamlessly works with the framework's Auth handling.

Step 1: Add the database configuration into your app/config/database.php file:

'gatekeeper' => array(
    'driver' => 'mysql',
    'host' => 'localhost',
    'database' => 'gatekeeper',
    'username' => 'your-username',
    'password' => 'your-password',
    'charset'   => 'utf8',
    'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
    'prefix'    => '',

Step 2: In the app/start/global.php file, add the following to inject the provider and make it available:


Auth::extend('gatekeeper', function($app) {
    return new \Psecio\Gatekeeper\Provider\Laravel();


Step 3: Finally, in your app/config/auth.php file, change the driver value to "gatekeeper":

'driver' => 'gatekeeper'