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Login Customization in Laravel 8

aibnuhibban profile image Abdullah Ibnu Hibban Updated on ・3 min read


this time I can still write an article that hopefully can be useful for friends who read...

As the title implies, I want to share a little about Login Customization in Laravel 8

💡 Laravel 8 Update Info

Laravel has just updated to version 8 which brings a lot of new things, like using it TailwindCSS, Livewire, Folder Models, Jetstream, Factory Updates, and others ... You can read it yourself at https://laravel.com/docs/8.x/releases

With Jetstream, Laravel has removed the Laravel UI which was previously used in Laravel 6 and 7 as its Authentication Scaffold

Well .. Because of these changes, automatic customization for the login is different. Files that we usually encounter like LoginController.php are no longer in Laravel 8. Here are some Ways that have been found to customize Login in Laravel 8:

📬 Change the Email Input when Login

  1. Go to Folder config > fortify.php
  2. On Line 45 (Default) there is a key "username" => "email". Change the email to whatever you want, for example, username. So it becomes "username" => "username". That way you can log in using a username and password without the need for email. Of course it must also be adjusted to those in database.

🔓 Changing the Route / Destination After Successfully Login

  1. Go to Folder app > Providers > RouteServiceProvider.php
  2. Change the "/ dashboard" as desired on line 20

public const HOME = '/ dashboard';

after successful login it will go to the route you point here

🔐 Change the Minimum Requirement Password when registering

By default in Laravel 8, if we want to register then the password is at least 8 characters to change it:

  • Go to vendor > laravel > fortify > src > Rule > Password.php
  • Change protected $ length = 8; As you wish, for example 10
  • And if you want when registering, the password must have an Uppercase character, just change it $requireUppercase from false to true
  • And if you want to register, the password must be a number, just change $requireNumeric from false to true

✍️ Change Validation Language when Login & Register Error

  • Still in the same FIle as the previous step
  • Just scroll down a bit and you will see function message ()
  • Change the existing string in the function. to the language you want


❤️ Create Your Own Login Controller

So, for those of you who want to create your own login controller, you can follow these steps:

  • Create a file with the name LoginController.php in app > Http > Controllers. Actually for the controller name free. Just an example so that it fits its function.
  • then paste the following code in it
namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;

class LoginController extends Controller{
    public function authenticate(Request $request){
        // Retrive Input
        $credentials = $request->only('email', 'password');

        if (Auth::attempt($credentials)) {
            // if success login

            return redirect('berhasil');

            //return redirect()->intended('/details');
        // if failed login
        return redirect('login');
  • Change the part that I comment on the you wish
  • Add routes at routes > web.php Example:

Route::post('logged_in', [LoginController::class, 'authenticate']);

  • Change action attributes in login views and point to route

By creating your own Login Controller, you can also change your email to a username / other as you wish. Just change the text of the email in the $ credentials from the code I provided above.

⌛️ Closing

Ok, how? Already familiar with Authentication in Laravel 8? Actually there are many other Authentication configurations that can be changed.

So Hopefully Helpful ..

Thank you 👊

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I used the following code;

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Models\User;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Hash;
use Laravel\Fortify\Fortify;

class LoginController extends Controller
public function authenticate(Request $request)

    Fortify::authenticateUsing(function (Request $request) {

        $user = User::where('email', $request->email)->first();

        if ($user && Hash::check($request->password, $user->password)) {
            return $user;


But it doesn't work. Where am I going wrong?


Maybe your login form action is not making a request to your LoginController?

Route::post('authenticate', [LoginController::class, 'authenticate'])->name('authenticate');
<form method="POST" action="{{ route('authenticate') }}">

Well. It's good you trying it on newer version. unfortunatly i havent tried yet. I hope someone will definitly answer this.


Are you routing the controller correctly?
If there is an error what is the error?


Thanks for the post!

One remark on the "Change the Minimum Requirement Password" part

you should never mess with your vendor files unless you are pushing them to production.

Here's how you can customize the minimum requirement:


Yeah .. Thanks for reminding .. 👌


Hi, very good!
If I want to have two places to authenticate the user? how would it be?

  1. The user must login to the local database (this is my new DB).
  2. In case of error, validate in the second remote database via Webservice. (this's de old old old DB)

Thanks for the post! nice article Abdullah.
I have a question: Can i specify multiple guards in fortify? by default it uses web guard, but what if i have and admin in my Auth config and wants to make use of it with fortify? any ideas?


Thanks a lot for article! But can you explain how to make custom register (for instance we want to use several models User,Admin)?


bisa dobel login bang ? atau hanya memang pilih salah satu (pilih username atau pilih via email)


Bisa double .. tinggal diarahkan saja di routenya ..


bisa bantu referensinya bang, agak menerawang jauh melihat jetstream ni :)