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Laravel 5 Very Basic Auth

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very-basic-auth

Documentation available in:

🇬🇧 English
🇯🇵 日本語

This package allows you to add a HTTP Basic Auth filter on your routes, without the need to actually use a database – which the Laravel default auth.basic-middleware relies on.

Screenshot

Perfect if you want to give for example clients access to your development site, and you have yet to set up your database and/or models. Or perhaps your site doesn't even use a database and you still wish to keep it protected.

On failed authentication the user will get a "401 Unauthorized" response.

A thing to note

While HTTP Basic Auth does give you a protection layer against unwanted visitors, it is still not strictly safe from brute-force attacks. If you are solely using this package for security, you should at least consider looking into Apache or Nginx rate-limiters to limit login attempts.

Version Compatibility

Laravel l5-very-basic-auth
5.1.*/5.2.* 1.*
5.3.* 2.*
^5.4 5.*

The odd versioning is due to breaking changes in the testing framework and PHP versions. Else, 3.x is usable for Laravel 5.4 (PHP 5.6 and up) and 4.x for Laravel 5.5.

Using Laravel 4.x?

Take a look at this gist, it uses the old Route::filter-methods to achieve pretty much the same goal.

Installation

Via Composer

$ composer require olssonm/l5-very-basic-auth

Since v4.* (for Laravel 5.5) this package uses Package Auto-Discovery for loading the service provider. Once installed you should see the message

Discovered Package: olssonm/l5-very-basic-auth

If you would like to manually add the provider, turn of Auto-Discovery for the package in your composer.json-file:

"extra": {
    "laravel": {
        "dont-discover": [
            "olssonm/l5-very-basic-auth"
        ]
    }
},

And then add the provider in the providers array (config/app.php).

'providers' => [
    Olssonm\VeryBasicAuth\VeryBasicAuthServiceProvider::class
]

Configuration

Run the command $ php artisan vendor:publish and select Provider: Olssonm\VeryBasicAuth\VeryBasicAuthServiceProvider to publish the configuration. You could also type $ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Olssonm\VeryBasicAuth\VeryBasicAuthServiceProvider" to directly publish the files.

The file very_basic_auth.php will then be copied to your app/config-folder – here you can set various options such as username and password.

Note

There is no default password. Upon installation a random password is set for added security (we don't want everyone to use the same default password). Please publish the packages configuration to have the ability to set a custom password.

Environments

You may set the environments that the package should be applied for. You may simply use "*" to use in all environments (this is also the default).

'envs' => [
    '*'
],

Or

'envs' => [
    'production',
    'development',
    'local'
],

Views and messages

In the very_basic_auth.php-configuration you have the ability to set a custom view instead of a message.

// Message to display if the user "opts out"/clicks "cancel"
'error_message'     => 'You have to supply your credentials to access this resource.',

// If you prefer to use a view with your error message you can uncomment "error_view".
// This will supersede your default response message
// 'error_view'        => 'very_basic_auth::default'

If you uncomment error_view, the middleware will try to find your specified view. You supply this value as usual (without the .blade.php-extention).

If you've upgraded to 2.1 from a previous version this key and value will be missing from your published configuration and you will have to add it yourself.

Usage

The middleware uses the auth.very_basic-filter to protect routes. You can either use Route::group() to protect multiple routes, or chose just to protect them individually.

Group

Route::group(['middleware' => 'auth.very_basic'], function() {
    Route::get('/', ['as' => 'start', 'uses' => 'StartController@index']);
    Route::get('/page', ['as' => 'page', 'uses' => 'StartController@page']);
});

Single

Route::get('/', [
    'as' => 'start',
    'uses' => 'StartController@index',
    'middleware' => 'auth.very_basic'
]);

Testing

$ composer test

or

$ phpunit

Laravel always runs in the "testing" environment while running tests. Make sure that testing is set in the envs-array in very_basic_auth.php.

Thank you

A big thank you to the people who has contributed to this package, among others:

kazuhei – for providing the awesome Japanese translation
freekmurze – for additional information on package/vendor installations
faiare – for pointing out and implementing the realm-attribute (RFC7235)

License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.

© 2018 Marcus Olsson.

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