Admin interface for managing users, roles, permissions, using Backpack CRUD
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Backpack\PermissionManager

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An admin interface to easily add/edit/remove users, roles and permissions, using Laravel Backpack. As opposed to some other packages:

  • a user can have multiple roles;
  • a user can have extra permissions, in addition to the permissions on the roles he has;

Edit a user in Backpack/PermissionManager

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Install

1) In your terminal:

$ composer require backpack/permissionmanager

2) Add the service provider to your config/app.php file:

Backpack\PermissionManager\PermissionManagerServiceProvider::class,

3) Publish the config file & run the migrations

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Backpack\PermissionManager\PermissionManagerServiceProvider" #publish config files and migrations
$ php artisan migrate #create the role and permission tables

4) Use the following traits on your User model:

<?php namespace App;

use Backpack\CRUD\CrudTrait; // <------------------------------- this one
use Spatie\Permission\Traits\HasRoles;// <---------------------- and this one
use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable; 

class User extends Authenticatable
{
    use CrudTrait; // <----- this
    use HasRoles; // <------ and this

    /**
     * Your User Model content
     */

5) [Optional] Add a menu item for it in resources/views/vendor/backpack/base/inc/sidebar.blade.php or menu.blade.php:

<!-- Users, Roles Permissions -->
  <li class="treeview">
    <a href="#"><i class="fa fa-group"></i> <span>Users, Roles, Permissions</span> <i class="fa fa-angle-left pull-right"></i></a>
    <ul class="treeview-menu">
      <li><a href="{{ url('admin/user') }}"><i class="fa fa-user"></i> <span>Users</span></a></li>
      <li><a href="{{ url('admin/role') }}"><i class="fa fa-group"></i> <span>Roles</span></a></li>
      <li><a href="{{ url('admin/permission') }}"><i class="fa fa-key"></i> <span>Permissions</span></a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>

6) [Optional] Disallow create/update on your roles or permissions after you define them, using the config file in config/backpack/permissionmanager.php. Please note permissions and roles are referenced in code using their name. If you let your admins edit these strings and they do, your permission and role checks will stop working.

API Usage

Because the package requires spatie/laravel-permission, the API will be the same:

Using permissions

A permission can be given to a user:

$user->givePermissionTo('edit articles');

A permission can be revoked from a user:

$user->revokePermissionTo('edit articles');

You can test if a user has a permission:

$user->hasPermissionTo('edit articles');

Saved permissions will be registered with the Illuminate\Auth\Access\Gate-class. So you can test if a user has a permission with Laravel's default can-function.

$user->can('edit articles');

Using roles and permissions

A role can be assigned to a user:

$user->assignRole('writer');

A role can be removed from a user:

$user->removeRole('writer');

You can determine if a user has a certain role:

$user->hasRole('writer');

You can also determine if a user has any of a given list of roles:

$user->hasAnyRole(Role::all());

You can also determine if a user has all of a given list of roles:

$user->hasAllRoles(Role::all());

The assignRole, hasRole, hasAnyRole, hasAllRoles and removeRole-functions can accept a string, a Role-object or an \Illuminate\Support\Collection-object.

A permission can be given to a role:

$role->givePermissionTo('edit articles');

You can determine if a role has a certain permission:

$role->hasPermissionTo('edit articles');

A permission can be revoked from a role:

$role->revokePermissionTo('edit articles');

The givePermissionTo and revokePermissionTo-functions can accept a string or a Permission-object.

Saved permission and roles are also registered with the Illuminate\Auth\Access\Gate-class.

$user->can('edit articles');

Using blade directives

This package also adds Blade directives to verify whether the currently logged in user has all or any of a given list of roles.

@role('writer')
    I\'m a writer!
@else
    I\'m not a writer...
@endrole
@hasrole('writer')
    I\'m a writer!
@else
    I\'m not a writer...
@endhasrole
@hasanyrole(Role::all())
    I have one or more of these roles!
@else
    I have none of these roles...
@endhasanyrole
@hasallroles(Role::all())
    I have all of these roles!
@else
    I don\'t have all of these roles
@endhasallroles

You can use Laravels native @can directive to check if a user has a certain permission.

Change log

Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.

Screenshots

Roles table view in Backpack/PermissionManager

Testing

// TODO

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email hello@tabacitu.ro instead of using the issue tracker.

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Credits

License

Backpack is free for non-commercial use and $19/project for commercial use. Please see License File and backpackforlaravel.com for more information.