D9705996

D9705996

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22 Jul
20 hours ago

D9705996 left a reply on Timetable Algorithm

Do you have any existing related code you can share. Key things are you model relationships and the controller actions involved in what your trying to do.

19 Jul
3 days ago

D9705996 left a reply on Timetable Algorithm

Going to need much more info on what you've tried what's not working, etc

Maybe have a look at

https://github.com/Larriche/timetable-generator

D9705996 left a reply on Is It Possible To Destroy The Current Token In Laravel Passport And Regenerate A New One?

You could manually revoke the tokens?

$tokens = auth()->user()-tokens;
foreach($tokens as $token) {
    $token->revoke();   
}

D9705996 left a reply on Load Balancer Breaks SSO

Do you have any details of the 500 error from your logs?

12 Jul
1 week ago

D9705996 commented on An Alternative To Magic Numbers

Magic numbers are one of the worst contributors to unmaintainable code and they seem so innocuous at first. You still have a magic number in the test of 2100. I would change to adding the two constants

D9705996 left a reply on Package Dev. Append Js/html Contents To <body>

First off, probably not going to get too much direct help from Jeff on the forums so I wouldn't at him directly.

how do we append that library to the end of body tag

Your question is quite broad so you're unlikely to get good advice so let's break it down to smaller questions

Can you not just add this to your blade template?

D9705996 left a reply on Laravel Mail Working Locally But Not On Server

You need to identify if the issue is mailgun or your code. Follow the setup from below

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/mail#introduction

And try sending a mailable through tinker. If it works it's your code, otherwise it's your server/network setup.

If it's your network, from the command line of your server (not your pc) try telnet smtp.mailgun.org 25 replacing the detials with your setup. If this errors you have a network issue that we cant really help with ;(

D9705996 left a reply on Complex Eloquent Morphs

Did you try the [fork] (https://github.com/IlCallo/laravel-permission) in the issue you linked to? Not trying to be unhelpful but for something complex like your requirement it's better to not reinvent he wheel

D9705996 left a reply on Autoload Psr-4 In Composer.json

psr-4 is not a laravel thing its a php thing. The link below gives good detail but essentially your mapping a namespace to a folder in your filesystem

https://getcomposer.org/doc/04-schema.md#psr-4

Each package, which includes laravel uses this to ensure your classes can be found in the filesystem.

For you service provider you are now telling laravel the namespace of the provider to load... the autoloader then translates that to the physical file.

A good example is that laravel had the App namespace mapped to the app folder (notice upper/lowercase)

D9705996 left a reply on Route() Vs Url() Vs Action() In Blade

Route() allows you to use named routes so if you change a route using named routes you only need to change route definition whereas url() calls would all need updated

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50487047/url-vs-route-in-laravel-5-6

Action gives a url from a controller action.

Have a look at this for more details

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/helpers#urls

My preference route() but it's just that. Choose one that works for you and usd it consistently

D9705996 left a reply on Complex Eloquent Morphs

This seems like quite a common requirement for a RBAC system. Have you looked at a existing package like this?

https://github.com/spatie/laravel-permission

If so what was missing?

D9705996 left a reply on .env

You probably need to put this in your AppServiceProvider iboot method nstead of app.php so the framework has loaded

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/providers#the-boot-method

D9705996 left a reply on Encoding Ids

If you ids are being encoded then you should just use the encoded values in blade/vue components. The frontend shouldnt be aware of the decoded value as anything client side cannot be trusted

D9705996 left a reply on How To Detach (many To Many ) From Resources Route

You could create a PermissionGroupController with standard rest actions and the do something like

public function destroy(Group $group) {
   
   $group->detach($request->permission_id);
}

Then in your routes have

Route::delete('group/{group}/permission', '[email protected]'

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/eloquent-relationships#updating-many-to-many-relationships

D9705996 left a reply on .env

Have you tried?

php artisan clear
php artisan config:clear

If your using telescope this might help

https://github.com/laravel/telescope/issues/347

D9705996 left a reply on An Approach To 'guest Checkout' ?

@lunah - from the additional context you have all the information needed to create a user in your users table even for guests (bar randomly generating a password).

I would urge you to take a ride in a paying visitor to your site. Assuming I am a guest and I buy some content but then lose it, how do I get it back? If you sent them a link to the content what prevents them sharing the link with friends losing you potential revenue?

What I would consider is when a guest buys something you very clearly state here is the download link but it's a one time download unless you want register... if you do you can download as much as you want but we need to verify your account. Then you can use the built in functionality

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/verification

At worst you'd been clear to guests at best you get a higher rate of registered users that you can then engage with and are more likely to return

D9705996 left a reply on JSON API Spec

@futurefuture - good luck. Hopefully you grow to embrace the standard

D9705996 left a reply on Deleting Users Passport Token On Logout.

It is worth considering how either of the logout methods myself and @bobbybouwmann mentioned are invoked. AFAIK it's when the user hits the logout route only.

How do you handle token revelation if the user doesn't logout but times out.

The password grant helps here as tokens are time limited

11 Jul
1 week ago

D9705996 left a reply on Access Root State Or $auth From Module Getters In Vuex

This covered in the Vuex docs

In your modules actions, getters rootstate is the available as the third function arguement

    sumWithRootCount (state, getters, rootState) {
      return state.count + rootState.count
    }

You can then use dot notation if you have multiple nested vuex modules e.g. rootstate.modulea.moduleb.count

Make sure to install the vuex devtools as it helps you visualise you vuex store. Saved me days of console.log debugging

D9705996 left a reply on JSON API Spec

The main positive I found from JSON-API was that it's a standard so rather than having to explain a custom API i had chosen to customers I could say its JSON-API compliant and point then at the spec :-)

This was a good read on the subject (and other great blog posts)

https://apisyouwonthate.com/blog/json-api-openapi-and-json-schema-working-in-harmony

D9705996 left a reply on Get Mime Message From Mailable

You can get access to the underlying SwiftMailer instance before it is sent.

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/mail#customizing-the-swiftmailer-message

You can then use something like $message->toString() to get the message contents. Have a look at the docs for the available swift mailer options

However I would look at why you cant use the standard me hanisms as this sound a bit clunky and likely to be a support nightmare and buggy long term

D9705996 left a reply on An Approach To 'guest Checkout' ?

All of your options seem sensible with pros and cons as you've described. One consideration would be that you are planning on storing a guest users email address to correlate guest users orders together.

As a guest I probably dont want to give you this information (otherwise they would probably register) I just want to go to checkout, put in my card details, delivery details, etc so my order is processed. If I come back to buy again I dont care about my previous orders.

You could then have a single user (maybe named guest) that cant be logged into but could be used for your user_id foreign key in orders or make it nullable but then you cant use native database protection that you normally get for things like cascading deletes.

The other option would be to have 2 order tables. One for registered users and another for guest purchases.

I would move your purchase routes outside of the auth middleware rather than having custom middleware for guest/ authenticated users.

D9705996 left a reply on Laravel & VueJS Naming Conventions For Variables

I would recommend following the laravel coding style and although not shown if you look in the framework code it uses camelCase. If you follow the eloquent conventions you will really simplify your code base. This will still allow you to use _ in your db fields but a standard JS/PHP case.

One thing I would avoid at all costs is kebab-case as you cant do object->kebab-case in javascript and have to use object[kebab-case] instead

D9705996 left a reply on Deleting Users Passport Token On Logout.

Passport is very versatile so there are many ways to handle token based authentication. From your code I assume you using personal access tokens. If this is appropriate really depends on what your doing from frontend to backend. Access tokens tend to compliment traditional authentication rather than replace it. E.g. user logs in, generates an access token that they can then use for 3rd parties to query the API which dont get removed unless the token is compromised then its revoked manually and a new one reissued(see Gitlab docs for a good example of PATs).

However your workflow sounds like your using this as a primary authentication method.

If so you probably want to look at password grant instead.

D9705996 left a reply on Switching Over To A One Time Code For Password Resets

I haven't seen any packages specifically this but I think laravel can support this with some tweaking High level steps are

  1. Add/amend your user table migration to store the OTP
  2. Create a OTP and save it to the database when user request reset
  3. Create a custom notification that uses sms which sends the generated OTP
  4. Redirect to a view to enter the OTP when it arrives
  5. If valid OTP (look at the guard section of the first link) then proceed to reset password view

I would try starting simple and see if you can get the workflow to work with a static OTP e.g. 1234 to save having to send a random number in a text and if that works then it's easy to generate a random otp and send the SMS.

One gotcha would be to make sure you rate limit access to route that sends the SMS to prevent using up a lot of your credits. E.g. max 3 requests a day.

Good luck as your going to have to tinker a fair bit to get it working

D9705996 left a reply on Best Practice For Web Route When Attaching In Many-to-many Relationship

I would do something like user/{user_id}/role and a dedicated UserRoleController with basic rest actions similar to Adam Wathans Cruddy by Design from Laracon 2017

https://github.com/adamwathan/laracon2017

D9705996 left a reply on Deleting Users Passport Token On Logout.

You could try hooking into the logout event Illuminate\Auth\Events\Logout. Theres a bit of an example here

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/events#event-subscribers

The logout event has a user property so you can get access to this in your listener with $event->user so you can revoke the tokens.

21 Jun
1 month ago

D9705996 left a reply on What Is The Best Practice For Building Seperate Login For User And Admin In Laravel 5.7 +

I would extract your presentation layer, e.g. login form from what that user can do. Have a look at

https://tighten.co/blog/extending-models-in-eloquent

It shows how to have 2 similar user models but with differences.

D9705996 left a reply on How To Send Email After Register In Laravel?

@IRANKHOSRAVI - This depends entirely on whether you have read, understood and implemented the solution correctly. Can you try and if it doesn't work describe what that problem is. E.g. I get this error when I do

D9705996 left a reply on Store Time Intervals In Database

If you are storing a frequency I would just store it in seconds, e.g. 86400 = daily

13 Mar
4 months ago

D9705996 left a reply on Laravel Nova, No Hint Path Defined For [menu]

Not sure if will help but theres a github issue that sounds similar that has been solved

https://github.com/laravel/framework/issues/325

Might give you some pointers

D9705996 left a reply on Eloquent Log

You could use a custom monolog handler as described in this in depth tutorial

https://medium.com/binarcode/laravel-5-6-custom-monolog-channel-to-store-logs-in-mariadb-23da52f537e7

12 Mar
4 months ago

D9705996 left a reply on Real World Deploy (like Ubuntu) Recommend Folders Premission

@SOS99 - I change the owner to root so only the root user has write access as your application code should not be able to be changed by the user running the web server. I choose root as I have this account heavily locked down and only accessible via sudo so all commands are logged.

Thd larzvel documentation gives good high level setup requirements but would impractical or even impossible to document every possible setup and is assumed that you have sufficient webserver admin skills to be able to do this. There is also the option of laravel forge.

If you think the docs need further details you could always create a pull request on thd github repository

https://github.com/laravel/docs

D9705996 left a reply on Eloquent Log

Its not clear from your question exactly what you need but if you are looking to log the eloquent queries your application is running, possibly for debugging you should look at telescope

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/telescope#query-watcher

09 Mar
4 months ago

D9705996 left a reply on Real World Deploy (like Ubuntu) Recommend Folders Premission

The equired permissions are covered in the documentation.

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/installation#configuration

I would setup the owner of the files/directories as root and your webserver as the group and set file permissions to 0640 and directories as 0750

E.g. from your project root

chown root.apache * -R 
find -type d -exec chmod 750 {} \;
find -type f -exdc chmod 640 {} \;

This will setup the majority of thd permission but then for the directories that need webserver write like storage

chmod 660 storage -R
08 Mar
4 months ago

D9705996 left a reply on Authentication With Gitlab Api Using Laravel Socialite

Do you see anything useful in the logs from gitlab? (Not sure if you will be able to if your using hosted gitlab)

If you spin up your own gitlab instance does it work or hell troubleshoot. Fyi gitlab install is really easy

https://about.gitlab.com/install/#centos-7

D9705996 left a reply on How To Set Login FORM Alert Message

@BEKASKAKI - Awesome. Glad you got your issue sorted. Could you please mark the discussion as solved

D9705996 left a reply on Connection Could Not Be Established With Host Mailtrap.io

Fro your server can you connect to port 2525 on mailtrap?

telnet mailtrap.io w525

If you get an error then your issues network related

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45409221/sending-mail-to-mailtrap-io

D9705996 left a reply on Payments With Stripe/paypal

@MUSA11971 - although their is a warning you can still use for one off pzyments

D9705996 left a reply on What Graps Package Is Good For Laravel And Vuejs ?

@PRINCEOO7 - Just be aware if you are using for commercial use you need a licence for highcharts

D9705996 left a reply on How Do I Apply Date('H:i:s', $this_array)??

You need to ensure you are passing the data from your backend to you frontend in the format chart.js expects. Have a tinker with console.log in you front end to see what's going wrong

D9705996 left a reply on What Graps Package Is Good For Laravel And Vuejs ?

Have a look at this package that allows many different chart providers, like highcharts

https://laravel-news.com/laravel-charts

Depending on your use case you might want to use

https://github.com/highcharts/highcharts-vue

You might be able to tell I'm a highcharts fanboy

D9705996 left a reply on Payments With Stripe/paypal

You should use cashier with the braintree driver as it supports PayPal. Stripe & cashier doesn't support paypal

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/braintree

D9705996 left a reply on Retrieve A Polymorphic Relationship With Vue.js

You should just be able to use your relationship function name with with function

->latest()->with(['commentable'])->...

D9705996 left a reply on How Do I Apply Date('H:i:s', $this_array)??

You should be able to use eloquent casting on your model to set the format to what you want

protected $casts = [
    'time' => 'datetime:H:i:s',
];

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/eloquent-mutators#array-and-json-casting

D9705996 left a reply on Custom Password Reset Api In Laravel 5.7

Any reason you are not using the out of the box password reset functionality?

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/passwords

D9705996 left a reply on Securely Handling Client_secret Passport

Have a look at this blog for a general idea on securing the passport secrets

http://esbenp.github.io/2017/03/19/modern-rest-api-laravel-part-4/

What I would do is add a middleware that injects your secrets into the request so they are never stored client side.

D9705996 left a reply on How To Set Login FORM Alert Message

You should validate your request as per the documentation to include an error if the user is inactive.

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/validation

You might want to use a middleware to respond with errors if the user isnt active

D9705996 left a reply on Observer `updating` Even If There Is No Change

You should be able to use isDirty() in your event