Implementing Authentication in Laravel 8/9 using Bootstrap UI
Implementing authentication in Laravel is very easy and simple. Almost everything is already configured for use. The authentication file is located at config/auth.php. This file contains various well documented options for customizing the functionality of the authentication services.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to build a Laravel application from scratch and implement built-in authentication for user registration and login with a beautiful modern UI powered by Bootstrap.
Follow the steps below to complete this tutorial:
- Create a Laravel project using Composer. If you do not have Composer installed already, you can learn how to install it here. Use the composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel command, followed by your project name, to create a Laravel application:
- Navigate to the newly created project:
- Next, install laravel/ui using Composer:
- Set up the built-in authentication using Bootstrap UI using the following command:
- Install dependencies:
- Update MySQL Database connection settings in the .env file as shown in the example below:
- To migrate user authentication tables into the database using the following command:
- To view quick changes on your UI, use the following command on a separate terminal from inside your project root folder:
- Next, run the following command to start your application from inside your project root folder:
- Now, open http://localhost:8000 in your browser. You should see a page like the following:
composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel sample-app
composer require laravel/ui
php artisan ui bootstrap --auth
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1 DB_PORT=3306 DB_DATABASE=your-databae-name DB_USERNAME=your-username DB_PASSWORD=your-your-password
php artisan migrate
npm run watch
php artisan serve --port 8000
You can now modify the login and registration page as per your need.