A simple authentication bundle for Laravel 4. It features roles, permissions, password salting and is fully extendable.







Verify - Laravel 4 Auth Package

A simple role/permission authentication package for Laravel 4

  • Role/permission based authentication
  • Exceptions for intelligent handling of errors
  • Configurable/extendable


Add Verify to your composer.json file:

"require": {
	"andheiberg/verify": "2.0.*"

Now, run a composer update on the command line from the root of your project:

composer update

Registering the Package

Add the Verify Service Provider to your config in app/config/app.php:

'providers' => array(

Change the driver

Then change your Auth driver to 'verify' in app/config/auth.php:

'driver' => 'verify',

You may also change the 'model' value to 'Toddish\Verify\Models\User' if you want to be able to load Verify's User model when using Auth::user().

Alternatively, you can simply create your own User model, and extend Verify's:

use Toddish\Verify\Models\User as VerifyUser;

class User extends VerifyUser
    // Code

Publish the config

Run this on the command line from the root of your project:

php artisan config:publish toddish/verify

This will publish Verify's config to app/config/packages/toddish/verify/.


Now migrate the database tables for Verify. Run this on the command line from the root of your project:

php artisan migrate --package="toddish/verify"

You should now have all the tables imported, complete with a sample user, called admin, with a password of password.


The package is intentionally lightweight. You add Users, Roles and Permissions like any other Model.

$user = new Toddish\Verify\Models\User;
$role = new Toddish\Verify\Models\Role;
$permission = new Toddish\Verify\Models\Permission;


All models are in the namespace 'Toddish\Verify\Models'.

The relationships are as follows:

  • Roles have many and belong to Users
  • Users have many and belong to Roles
  • Roles have many and belong to Permissions
  • Permissions have many and belong to Roles

Relationships are handled via the Eloquent ORM, too:

$role->permissions()->sync(array($permission->id, $permission2->id));

More information on relationships can be found in the Laravel 4 Eloquent docs.

Basic Examples

// Create a new Permission
$permission = new Toddish\Verify\Models\Permission;
$permission->name = 'delete_user';

// Create a new Role
$role = new Toddish\Verify\Models\Role;
$role->name = 'Moderator';
$role->level = 7;

// Assign the Permission to the Role

// Create a new User
$user = new Toddish\Verify\Models\User;
$user->username = 'Todd';
$user->email = '[email protected]';
$user->password = 'password'; // This is automatically salted and encrypted

// Assign the Role to the User

// Using the public methods available on the User object
var_dump($user->is('Moderator')); // true
var_dump($user->is('Admin')); // false

var_dump($user->can('delete_user')); // true
var_dump($user->can('add_user')); // false

var_dump($user->level(7)); // true
var_dump($user->level(5, '<=')); // false


For full documentation, have a look at