PHP package built for Laravel 5.* to easily handle a user verification and validate the e-mail
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jrean/laravel-user-verification is a PHP package built for Laravel 5.* to easily handle a user verification and validate the e-mail.

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This package is Laravel 5.3 compliant.

laravel/branch 2.2 3.0 master
5.0.* x
5.1.* x
5.2.* x
5.3.* x x


  • Generate and store a verification token for a registered user
  • Send or queue an e-mail with the verification token link
  • Handle the token verification
  • Set the user as verified
  • Relaunch the process anytime


This project can be installed via Composer. To get the latest version of Laravel User Verification, add the following line to the require block of your composer.json file:

    "require": {
            "jrean/laravel-user-verification": "^3.0"


You'll then need to run composer install or composer update to download the package and have the autoloader updated.

Or run the following command:

composer require jrean/laravel-user-verification

Add the Service Provider & Facade/Alias

Once Larvel User Verification is installed, you need to register the service provider in config/app.php. Make sure to add the following line above the RouteServiceProvider.


You may add the following aliases to your config/app.php:

'UserVerification' => Jrean\UserVerification\Facades\UserVerification::class


The model representing the User must implement the authenticatable interface Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Authenticatable which is the default with the Eloquent User model.


The table representing the user must be updated with two new columns, verified and verification_token. This update will be performed by the migrations included with this package.

It is mandatory that the two columns are on the same table where the user's e-mail is stored. Please make sure you do not already have those fields on your user table.

To run the migrations from this package use the following command:

php artisan migrate --path="/vendor/jrean/laravel-user-verification/src/resources/migrations"

The package tries to guess your user table by checking what is set in the auth providers users settings. If this key is not found, the default App\User will be used to get the table name.

To customize the migration, publish it with the following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Jrean\UserVerification\UserVerificationServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"


Default middleware

This package ships with an optional middleware throwing a UserNotVerifiedException. You can setup the desired behaviour, for example a redirect to a specific page, in the app\Exceptions\Handler.php. Please refer to the Laravel Documentation to learn more about how to work with the exception handler.

To register the default middleware add the following to the $routeMiddleware array within the app/Http/Kernel.php file:

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    'isVerified' => Jrean\UserVerification\Middleware\IsVerified::class,

Apply the middleware on your routes:

Route::group(['middleware' => ['web', 'isVerified']], function () {

Custom middleware

Create your own custom middleware using the following artisan command:

php artisan make:middleware IsVerified

For more details about middlewares, please refer to the Laravel Documentation.


This package provides a method to send an e-mail with a link containing the verification token.

  • send(AuthenticatableContract $user, $subject = null, $from = null, $name = null)

By default the package will use the from and name values defined into the config/mail.php file:

'from' => ['address' => '', 'name' => ''],

If you want to override the values, simply set the $from and (optional) $name parameters.

Refer to the Laravel documentation for the proper e-mail component configuration.

E-mail View

The user will receive an e-mail with a link leading to the getVerification() method (endpoint). The view will receive a $user variable which contains the user details such as the verification token.

By default the package loads a sample e-mail view to get you started with:

Click here to verify your account: <a href="{{ $link = route('email-verification.check', $user->verification_token) . '?email=' . urlencode($user->email) }}">{{ $link }}</a>

The URL must contain the verification token as parameter + (mandatory) a query string with the user's e-mail as parameter.

If you want to customize the e-mail view, run the following command to publish it and edit it to your needs:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Jrean\UserVerification\UserVerificationServiceProvider" --tag="views"

The view will be available in the resources/views/vendor/laravel-user-verification/ directory.

If you want to customize the e-mail view location and name you can create the view file wherever you want and call UserVerification::emailView('directory.your-view-name').


This package throws several exceptions. You are free to use try/catch statements or to rely on the Laravel built-in exceptions handler.

  • ModelNotCompliantException

The model instance provided is not compliant with this package. It must implement the authenticatable interface Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Authenticatable

  • TokenMismatchException

Wrong verification token.

  • UserIsVerifiedException

The given user is already verified.

  • UserNotVerifiedException

The given user is not yet verified.

  • UserNotFoundException

No user found for the given e-mail adresse.

Error View

By default the user-verification.blade.php view will be loaded for the verification error route /email-verification/error. If an error occurs, the user will be redirected to this route and this view will be rendered.

To customize the view, publish it with the following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Jrean\UserVerification\UserVerificationServiceProvider" --tag="views"

The view will be available in the resources/views/vendor/laravel-user-verification/ directory and can be customized.



By default this packages ships with two routes. If you want to change them, you can simply define your own routes.

Route::get('email-verification/error', 'Auth\RegisterController@getVerificationError')->name('email-verification.error');
Route::get('email-verification/check/{token}', 'Auth\RegisterController@getVerification')->name('email-verification.check');


The package offers three (3) traits for a quick implementation. Only VerifiesUsers trait is mandatory and includes RedirectsUsers.





This last one offers two methods that can be added to the User model.

  • isVerified checks if a user is marked as verified.
  • isPendingVerification checks if a verification process has been initiated for a user.

Add the use statement to your User model and use the UserVerification within the class:


The two (2) following methods are included into the VerifiesUsers trait and called by the default package routes.

  • getVerification(Request $request, $token)

Handle the user verification.

  • getVerificationError()

Do something if the verification fails.


The package public API offers eight (8) methods.

  • generate(AuthenticatableContract $user)

Generate and save a verification token for the given user.

  • send(AuthenticatableContract $user, $subject = null, $from = null, $name = null)

Send by e-mail a link containing the verification token.

  • sendQueue(AuthenticatableContract $user, $subject = null, $from = null, $name = null)

Queue and send by e-mail a link containing the verification token.

  • sendQueueOn($queue, AuthenticatableContract $user, $subject = null, $from = null, $name = null)

Queue on the given queue and send by e-mail a link containing the verification token.

  • sendLater($seconds, AuthenticatableContract $user, $subject = null, $from = null, $name = null)

Send later by e-mail a link containing the verification token.

  • sendLaterOn($queue, $seconds, AuthenticatableContract $user, $subject = null, $from = null, $name = null)

Send later on the given queue by e-mail a link containing the verification token.

  • process($email, $token, $userTable)

Process the token verification for the given e-mail and token.

  • emailView($name)

Set the e-mail view name.

For the sendQueue, sendQueueOn, sendLater and sendLaterOn methods, you must configure your queues before using this feature.


The package offers a facade UserVerification::.


To customize the package behaviour and the redirects you can implement and customize six (6) attributes/properties:

  • $redirectIfVerified = '/';

Where to reditect if the authenticated user is already verified.

  • $redirectAfterVerification = '/';

Where to redirect after a successful verification token verification.

  • $redirectIfVerificationFails = '/email-verification/error';

Where to redirect after a failling token verification.

  • $verificationErrorView = 'laravel-user-verification::user-verification';

Name of the view returned by the getVerificationError method.

  • $verificationEmailView = 'laravel-user-verification::email'

Name of the default e-mail view.

  • $userTable = 'users';

Name of the default table used for managing users.


To customize the translations you may publish the files to your resources/lang/vendor folder using the following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Jrean\UserVerification\UserVerificationServiceProvider" --tag="translations"

This will add laravel-user-verification/en/user-verification.php to your vendor folder. By creating new language folders, like de or fr and placing a user-verification.php with the translations inside, you can add translations for other languages. You can find out more about localization in the Laravel documentation.


You can customize the package behaviour by overriding/overwriting the public methods and the attributes/properties. Dig into the source.


This package doesn't require the user to be authenticated to perform the verification. You are free to implement any flow you may want to achieve.

This package whishes to let you be creative while offering you a predefined path. The following guidelines assume you have configured Laravel for the package as well as created and migrated the migration according to this documentation and the previous documented steps.

Note that by default the behaviour of Laravel is to return an authenticated user after the registration step.


The following code sample aims to showcase a quick and basic implementation following Laravel logic. You are free to implement the way you want. It is highly recommended to read and to understand the way Laravel implements registration/authentication.

  • Define the e-mail view.

Edit the app\Http\Controllers\Auth\RegisterController.php file.

  • Import the VerifiesUsers trait (mandatory)
  • Overwrite and customize the redirect attributes/properties paths available within the RedirectsUsers trait included by the VerifiesUsers trait. (not mandatory)
  • Overwrite the contructor (not mandatory)
  • Overwrite the register() method (mandatory)
    namespace App\Http\Controllers\Auth;

    use App\User;
    use Validator;
    use App\Http\Controllers\Controller;
    use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\RegistersUsers;
    use Illuminate\Http\Request;

    use Jrean\UserVerification\Traits\VerifiesUsers;
    use Jrean\UserVerification\Facades\UserVerification;

    class RegisterController extends Controller
        | Register Controller
        | This controller handles the registration of new users as well as their
        | validation and creation. By default this controller uses a trait to
        | provide this functionality without requiring any additional code.

        use RegistersUsers;

        use VerifiesUsers;

        * Create a new controller instance.
        * @return void
        public function __construct()
            // Based on the workflow you need, you may update and customize the following lines.

            $this->middleware('guest', ['except' => ['getVerification', 'getVerificationError']]);

        * Get a validator for an incoming registration request.
        * @param  array  $data
        * @return \Illuminate\Contracts\Validation\Validator
        protected function validator(array $data)
            return Validator::make($data, [
                'name' => 'required|max:255',
                'email' => 'required|email|max:255|unique:users',
                'password' => 'required|min:6|confirmed',

        * Create a new user instance after a valid registration.
        * @param  array  $data
        * @return User
        protected function create(array $data)
            return User::create([
                'name' => $data['name'],
                'email' => $data['email'],
                'password' => bcrypt($data['password']),

        * Handle a registration request for the application.
        * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
        * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
        public function register(Request $request)

            $user = $this->create($request->all());

            UserVerification::send($user, 'My Custom E-mail Subject');

            return redirect($this->redirectPath());

At this point, after registration, an e-mail is sent to the user. Click the link within the e-mail and the user will be verified against the token.

If you want to perform the verification against an authenticated user you must update the middleware exception to allow getVerification and getVerificationError routes to be accessed.

$this->middleware('guest', ['except' => ['getVerification', 'getVerificationError']]);


If you want to regenerate and resend the verification token, you can do this with the following two lines:

UserVerification::send($user, 'My Custom E-mail Subject');

The generate method will generate a new token for the given user and change the verified column to 0. The send method will send a new e-mail to the user.


Feel free to comment, contribute and help. 1 PR = 1 feature.


Laravel User Verification is licensed under The MIT License (MIT).