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Laravel 8 REST API Authentication with JWT Tutorial by Example

shabangdev profile image Kaima Abbes ・1 min read

Throughout this tutorial, we’ll be learning how to authenticate REST APIs using JWT in the latest Laravel 8 version. You will learn how to create rest API using Laravel 8 with JWT authentication.

We’ll see how to set up JWT authentication in Laravel 8 and implement a secured REST API using the tymon/jwt-auth package.

Laravel 8 JWT Authentication Tutorial by Example
In this tutorial, we’ll see step by step to implement a REST API with PHP and Laravel 8 with authentication via JWT tokens.

Step 1 — Creating a Laravel 8 Application

Let’s start our tutorial by creating a Laravel 8 application using Composer — the dependency management tool for PHP developers.

Head over to a new command-line interface and run the following command:

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel laravel8jwtapp

Step 2 — Configuring a MySQL Database

After creating your Laravel 8 application using Composer, let’s configure a MySQL database in our second step.

Open the .env file located in the root of your Laravel 8′ application. Next, add the following database configuration information:

DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE= <database-name>
DB_USERNAME= <database-username>
DB_PASSWORD= <database-password>

Read the full tutorial -> https://shabang.dev/laravel-8-rest-api-authentication-with-jwt-tutorial-by-example/

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