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Until 2018, Backpack v3 used this Base package to offer admin authentication and a blank admin panel using AdminLTE. Backpack v4 no longer uses this package, they're now built-in - use Backpack/CRUD instead.



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Note: This package is only used by Backpack v3. Starting with Backpack v4, everything this package does is included in Backpack/CRUD - one package to rule them all.

Laravel Backpack v3.x's central package, which includes:

  • admin login interface, using AdminLTE;
  • basic menu;
  • pretty error pages;
  • alerts system (notification bubbles);

Install on Laravel 7.x, 8.x and up

Since September 2019, when we released Backpack 4.x, this package is no longer used. Only Backpack 3.x uses Backpack\Base, and Backpack 3.x will not receive support for Laravel 7.x, 8.x and above. We do encourage you to use Backpack + Laravel 7/8/up, but to do that please use the latest major version of Backpack.

Install on Laravel 6, 5.8, 5.7, 5.6 or 5.5

  1. Run in your terminal:
composer require backpack/base
php artisan backpack:base:install
  1. Make sure the reset password emails have the correct reset link by adding these to your User model:
  • before class name use Backpack\Base\app\Notifications\ResetPasswordNotification as ResetPasswordNotification;
  • as a method inside the User class:
   * Send the password reset notification.
   * @param  string  $token
   * @return void
  public function sendPasswordResetNotification($token)
      $this->notify(new ResetPasswordNotification($token));
  1. [optional] Change values in config/backpack/base.php to make the admin panel your own. Change menu color, project name, developer name etc.


Upgrading from Laravel 5.8 to Laravel 6

  • just upgrade your Laravel version and make sure you're running Backpack/Base 1.1.9 or higher;

Upgrading from Laravel 5.7 to Laravel 5.8 (or from Base 1.0 to Base 1.1)

  • Upgrade to Laravel 5.8; you might need to change your backpack/crud dependency to 3.6.* in your composer.json;
  • in your App\Models\BackpackUser instead of Tightenco\Parental\HasParent, please use Backpack\Base\app\Models\Traits\InheritsRelationsFromParentModel; here's the diff;
  • in your app/config/backpack/base.php please change your default_date_format and default_datetime_format to Do MMMM YYYY and Do MMMM YYYY, HH:mm respectively;
  • if you've overwritten inc/head.blade.php or inc/scripts.blade.php, please make sure you use the newest version of Bootstrap; they've fixed a security vulnerability (XSS);


  1. Register a new user at yourappname/admin/register
  2. Your admin panel will be available at yourappname/admin or yourappname/login
  3. [optional] If you're building an admin panel, you should close the registration. In config/backpack/base.php look for "registration_open" and change it to false.

Example generated CRUD interface

Overwriting Functionality

If you need to modify how this works in a project:

  • create a routes/backpack/base.php file; the package will see that, and load your routes file, instead of the one in the package;
  • create controllers/models that extend the ones in the package, and use those in your new routes file;
  • modify anything you'd like in the new controllers/models;

Change log

Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING and CONDUCT for details.


Officially this package has:

  • stopped receiving updates in Sep 2019;
  • stopped receiving security updates in Sep 2020;

However, if you discover any security related issues, please email and we'll probably push an update nonetheless. Or at least inform people who are still using this version of the vulnerability. We take security seriously, so we'll go above and beyond to make sure our users' admin panels are safe.

Please subscribe to the Backpack Newsletter so you can find out about any security updates, breaking changes or major features. We send an email every 1-2 months.



Backpack is free for non-commercial use and 69 EUR/project for commercial use. Please see License File and for more information.

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Until 2018, Backpack v3 used this Base package to offer admin authentication and a blank admin panel using AdminLTE. Backpack v4 no longer uses this package, they're now built-in - use Backpack/CRUD instead.