2 months ago

Form requests $this->user() vs. auth()->user() in authorization

Posted 2 months ago by booni3

Can anyone explain if there is a reason why we should not be using getting the authenticated user within a from request authorize method, via the Auth::user() or auth()->user() helpers vs. the $this->user() method as suggested in docs?

In my case, I am trying to unit test a form request and auth()->user() allows me to retrieve the user whereas $this->user() does not as I am not making a full request. I am just creating the form request object for my test.

public function setUp(): void

    $this->subject = new \App\Http\Requests\OrderStoreRequest();

// Acting as has no effect when manually creating the orderStoreRequest object
public function testAuthorize()

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