Overriding Auth\LoginController

Posted 6 months ago by timgavin

I've overridden Laravel's default authentication by adding some of my own methods. However, I'm not sure the way I went about it is right.

Basically I added methods - such as the ones below - inside of App\Http\Controllers\Auth\LoginController

// allow login using either email or username
protected function credentials(Request $request)
    $usernameInput = trim($request->{$this->username()});
    $usernameColumn = filter_var($usernameInput, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL) ? 'email' : $this->username();

    return [$usernameColumn => $usernameInput, 'password' => $request->password];

public function logout(Request $request)
    if (\Cookie::get('impersonate') === 'true') {


    return redirect('/');

Was this the correct way of doing it? I'm not so sure because the Laravel docs say I should create a LoginController at App\Http\Controllers\LoginController

I'm now trying to implement an intended login, to redirect the user back to a page after login, and every scenario I try is not working, the user is just directed to $redirectTo = '/home'.

Do I need to move my override methods into App\Http\Controllers\LoginController and return App\Http\Controllers\Auth\LoginController back to its default state?

What's the correct way of doing this?

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