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15 Aug
1 month ago

pdc left a reply on Urgent Whoops

@robstar I don't think anyone's interested in experience points for this pathetic framework. It would only lower their credibility.

@mthomas Developers and companies don't rely on frameworks where credentials end up in a http response. It's a great indication of what's inside the box. The company I'm working at doesn't want to use this framework because they think it's run by amatures because of this behavior.

13 Aug
1 month ago

pdc left a reply on Urgent Whoops

I wish there was a two to four year apprenticeship program before anyone could start writing an MVC framework... At least then they'd know that credentials show not be echoed in an HTTP response. Luckily people learn... Well, most of them

12 Aug
1 month ago

pdc left a reply on Urgent Whoops

You can't expect an amature MVC framework to follow the OWASP guidelines... So if you don't like this, you better choose a good framework

18 Jun
2 months ago

pdc left a reply on Why Experienced Developers Consider Laravel As A Poorly Designed Framework?

Well there is a clear difference. Laravel is the very first and only "framework" that prints environment variables in debug pages... Very unique in any way. It's the exact reason why professional companies don't even consider using this framework...

19 Oct
10 months ago

pdc left a reply on Eloquent Query Picking Wrong Database For The User Model

Excuse me. I've put the table variable into my model and now my query indeed looks like it should. Thanks for the suggestion, it appears to be working now.

Why isn't it enough to define the $connection? It actually includes the database name...

18 Oct
10 months ago

pdc left a reply on Eloquent Query Picking Wrong Database For The User Model

That does not explain why Laravel is looking for the users table in the wrong database... It's the essence of the issue.

After this, i'm also planning to use this permission system to authorize the requests.

pdc started a new conversation Eloquent Query Picking Wrong Database For The User Model

I'm currently setting up my own role-based access-control-system on my website.

You can add Entities (eg. an Artist).
You can add Roles (eg. Administrator, Blogger, Developer).
The users are located within another database (the Internal database) in order to reuse the authentication

I'm able to assign a role to a user (eazy peazy), to assign a permission for an entity to a role (eazy peazy).

But when I'm trying to check the permission for a user, odd things happen.


mysql       ->  MusicDemons
mysql_auth  ->  Internal (contains the users-table)


protected $connection = 'mysql_auth';

Code to check if the current user has permission to do something with the Entity

$result = 
        ->whereHas('permissions', function($query) use ($action) {
                return $query->where('id','=',Auth::user()->id);


This code is being called through a webroute, for testing purposes

Route::get('test',function() {
    $perm = App\Helpers\RbacPermission::has_permission('App\Entities\MusicDemons\Artist','create');

You can see the result of this query in action at https://musicdemons.com/test

The raw SQL query is: select * from entities where model_name = "App\Entities\MusicDemons\Artist" and exists (select * from roles inner join MusicDemons.permissions on roles.id = MusicDemons.permissions.role_id where entities.id = MusicDemons.permissions.entity_id and create = '1' and exists (select * from users inner join MusicDemons.role_user on users.id = MusicDemons.role_user.user_id where roles.id = MusicDemons.role_user.role_id and id = '1') and roles.deleted_at is null) and entities.deleted_at is null

For some reason the eloquent query is picking the wrong database for the User-model (read: users.id doesn't have the database prefix and should actually be Internal.users.id). The odd thing is that the User-model has the $connection explicitly defined, and anyway picks the wrong database to select the data from!

How do I solve this problem? In my opinion this is a bug in Laravel... but is there a way around this bug?

The entire project is hosted at https://github.com/PieterjanDeClippel/LaravelProjects .

The Internal project is just to manage the database containing the users and password_resets. The MusicDemons project contains the main project.

10 Aug
1 year ago

pdc started a new conversation How Do I Send An E-mail Through SMTP

I'm trying to send mails through the mailhub of my Internet Service Provider (Telenet). Previously, I've done the same using the simple-smtp linux package.

The configuration was as follows:

[email protected]
AuthUser=[email protected]

To make this successful, I also had to set up following reverse aliases in sSMTP. For each Linux user who wants to send emails - let's say www-data since that's the user that runs the webserver.

root:[email protected]:smtp.telenet.be:587
pi:[email protected]:smtp.telenet.be:587
no-reply:[email protected]:smtp.telenet.be:587
www-data:[email protected]:smtp.telenet.be:587

I've already set up my environment file with the credentials to connect to the Telenet mailhub. This works as expected. However, PHP complains about missing reverse aliases.

Expected response code 250 but got code "550", with message "550 5.1.0 <[email protected]> is not an alias of [email protected]"

Where can I set up these reverse aliases to allow the www-data user to send emails on behalf of [email protected]

16 Jan
1 year ago

pdc started a new conversation Laravel Localization For Long Strings

I have a Laravel website with views containing long, static strings. From the documentation (https://laravel.com/docs/5.2/localization) I understand you can use App::setLocale($locale) and App::getLocale() to change the locale. However, since my views contain long strings (mainly parameterless), I don't see how it would be handy to paste all these texts into /resources/lang/{locale}/messages.php-file. I assume this would get very confusing very fast. How do you deal with this?

25 Nov
1 year ago

pdc left a reply on Sync Pivot-table With Additional Columns

Well never mind. I've arrived on this page: https://laracasts.com/discuss/channels/laravel/sync-with-array-data-and-pivot And I was able to implement it successfully.

pdc started a new conversation Sync Pivot-table With Additional Columns

I'm trying to update additional columns on a pivot-table. I have a model "Person" and "Artist". There's a many-to-many relationship between them. The pivot-table contains a column named "active". This is the one i'm trying to set, and determines whether or not a person is still in the band.

class Artist extends Model {    
    public function members() {
        return $this->belongsToMany('App\Entities\Person')->withPivot('active');
class Person extends Model {
    public function artist() {
        return $this->belongsToMany('App\Entities\Artist')->withPivot('active');

Storing the members and quit_members works like a charm

$artist->members()->attach($artistData->members, array('active' => TRUE));
$artist->members()->attach($artistData->past_members, array('active' => FALSE));

To update the members I'd expected below code to work:

// One would expect this to work (sync m2m, for members set active=TRUE, for past_members set active=FALSE)
// first detach existing pivots which are not in the members-list, and attach (if necessary) the remaining members. set all "actives" to TRUE
$artist->members()->sync($artistData->members, array('active' => TRUE));
// keep the above set pivots, and attach (if necessary) the past_members, setting all "actives" to FALSE
$artist->members()->syncWithoutDetaching($artistData->past_members, array('active' => FALSE));

But somehow this code still detaches the existing entities. How can I deal with this. I don't want to add another pivot-table for this so that's why i use the active-column.

GitHub reference (line 45) https://github.com/PieterjanDeClippel/LyricDB/blob/master/app/Services/ArtistService.php