Authorization for laravel passport through for broadcasting channels

Posted 11 months ago by anonymox

I'm using laravel 5.3 + passport for authorization, Laravel is my back-end API which is restful.

front-end is written in angular.js which communicate with API with rest requests.

For Real-time notifications, I've used laravel broadcasting events + redis, and for socket server and socket client in angular.js.

I want to authorize these events and I've done it far as I could :

BroadcastServiceProvider :

public function boot()
   Broadcast::routes(['middleware' => ['auth:api']]);
   Broadcast::channel('App.User.*', function ($user, $userId) 
     return (int) $user->id === (int) $userId;

   Broadcast::channel('notifs.*', function ($user, $userId) {
     return $user->id === (int) $userId;

This is my socket.js code which runs my socket server :

var app   = require('express')();
var http  = require('http').Server(app);
var io    = require('')(http);
var Redis = require('ioredis');
var redis = new Redis();

redis.psubscribe('*', function(err, count) {});

redis.on('pmessage', function(subscribed, channel, message) {
    message = JSON.parse(message);
    io.emit(channel + ':' + message.event,;

http.listen(3000, function () {
    console.log('Listening on Port 3000');

redis.on("error", function (err) {

The problem is I don't know how to authenticate these broadcasting events in socket server and also how to authorize the user in angular.js (SPA) to listen to these events.

I'd appreciate any help.

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