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1 month ago
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Started a new conversation Web Routing - ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

I have a installation of Laravel 5.8.

What I'm trying to accomplish is that:

  • A user not logged in should land at auth/login
  • After a user logs in they should land on [email protected]'

A few simple web routing rules:

Route::get('/', function () {
    return view('auth/login');


Route::group( ['middleware' => 'auth' ], function()
    Route::get('/', '[email protected]');
    Route::resource('lists', 'ListController');

I have also changed all the redirects in all Http/Controllers/Auth classes to protected $redirectTo = '/lists';.

When I access the site I reach auth/login and login. I then get a ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS which appears to be between auth/login and [email protected]' but I can't figure out why that would happen?

Any ideas?

2 months ago
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Started a new conversation Where Constraints On Children In Nested Eager Loading

I have 3 models:

  • User
  • Track
  • Genre


User many-to-many with Track

Track many-to-many with Genre

I'm trying to eager load as below

$user = Auth::user();
$tracks = User::with(['tracks' => function($q){
            $q->where('release_date', 'like', '2011%')->wherePivot('rating', '>=', '3' );
        },'tracks.genres' => function($q){
            $q->where('genre', '=', 'Hip Hop');

This gives me all tracks released 2011 with rating >= as expected but not only tracks with genre = Hip Hop but all tracks. However tracks with another genre are not populated with their genre in the result.

I could loop through the results to only get the ones with genre = Hip Hop but rather exclude them in the query.

How do I go about?

3 months ago
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Started a new conversation Best Practice For Web Route When Attaching In Many-to-many Relationship

I have two models in a many-to-many relationship, User and Role.

What is the best practice of defining the route (web) for the attach function when a User gets a new Role? The Post method is already used by the Create function in the route.

3 months ago
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Replied to Create Object Without Model

@JAYTEE - Works like a charm! Thanks @

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Replied to Create Object Without Model

@JAYTEE - Thanks @jaytee! That removes the original error. Now I am able to create the object but I can't chain any parameters to it.

When using the exampel:

//chain some search paramater

I get the following error: Call to undefined method Jolita\DiscogsApi\SearchParameters::type()

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Replied to Create Object Without Model

@NAKOV - The package I'm trying to use JolitaGrazyte/laravel-discogs refers to package JolitaGrazyte/discogs-api in which the SearchParametersClass is defined. But it seems like Laravel can't access it. I've imported the package into my providers list and am importing it in my controller by use Discogs;

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Started a new conversation Create Object Without Model

I'm trying to use this package: https://github.com/JolitaGrazyte/laravel-discogs

Trying to do a search as per the documentation

$searchParameters = new SearchParameters();

//chain some search paramater

//do a search request with query = 'MoWax' and passing the SearchParameters object
$searchResult = Discogs::search('MoWax', $searchParameters);```

and get the following error
`Class 'App\Http\Controllers\SearchParameters' not found`

I am able to use all other features that don't require a `new SearchParameters()` object.

Any ideas?
4 months ago
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Replied to Not Able To Get Socialite User

Gotcha! Yes I can get the access code in the callback method. Thank you!

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Replied to Not Able To Get Socialite User

Tried it now, callback and registration still works but still can't get the user.

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Started a new conversation Not Able To Get Socialite User

I have created a socialite registration process using the spotify provider. The authentication works fine, the user is created and logged in. But after registration I want to fetch the users Spotify auth token using: Socialite::driver('spotify')->stateless()->user() or Socialite::driver('spotify')->user().

The response I get is 400 Bad Request` response: {"error":"invalid_request","error_description":"code must be supplied"}

Here is my callback function

public function handleProviderCallback(\App\SocialAccountService $accountService, $provider)

        try {
            $user = Socialite::with($provider)->user();
        } catch (\Exception $e) {
            return redirect('/login');

        $authUser = $accountService->findOrCreate(

        return redirect()->to('/home');

SocialAccountService class


namespace App;

use Laravel\Socialite\Contracts\User as ProviderUser;

class SocialAccountService
    public function findOrCreate(ProviderUser $providerUser, $provider)
        $account = LinkedSocialAccount::where('provider_name', $provider)
                   ->where('provider_id', $providerUser->getId())

        if ($account) {
            return $account->user;
        } else {

            $account = new LinkedSocialAccount([
                'provider_id'   => $providerUser->getId(),
                'provider_name' => $provider

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

            if (! $user) {
                $user = User::create([  
                    'email' => $providerUser->getEmail(),
                    'name'  => $providerUser->getName(),


        return $user;


And HomeController


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Socialite;
use Auth;

class HomeController extends Controller
     * Create a new controller instance.
     * @return void
    public function __construct()

     * Show the application dashboard.
     * @return \Illuminate\Contracts\Support\Renderable
    public function index()
        //$user = Socialite::driver('spotify')->user();
        $user = Socialite::driver('spotify')->stateless()->user();
        return view('home');

What am I doing wrong?