2 years ago

Authorizing Private Event Channels (not triggering WebSocket server listener). Public events work! - Laravel 5.5

Posted 2 years ago by cdr95985

I have implemented a Socket.IO Server with my Laravel 5.5 Application. I am able to broadcast and update the view to all connected clients using public events. However, when I try using private events, it seems that these are not triggering the listener on my server.

What is happening now from and end-user standpoint: When a user connects to the page, the web socket server log knows that a user connected. When firing the event (which occurs when the user hits the page), the event is logged in laravel.log. The event is sent to the queue and in Redis (I can see it in "queues:default" in the Redis db). The Queue Listener is running (manually) and then processes the private event (removing it from the Redis db). The web socket server never catches the broadcasted event over the "private-channel" at this point.

NOTE: The authorization route for "private-channel" NEVER fires off the log as defined!

I've verified that the channel name is spelled correctly in the web socket server, the event class, and the client page.

Below is the relevant code (I think).

TestController.php @

    public function firePrivateEvent()
        $data = [
            'username' => 'Private JonDoe'
        // This is firing but not getting caught by
        event(new \App\Events\PrivateEvent($data));
        return view('test.redis');


The log message in here is getting fired.

namespace App\Events;

use Illuminate\Broadcasting\Channel;
use Illuminate\Queue\SerializesModels;
use Illuminate\Broadcasting\PrivateChannel;
use Illuminate\Broadcasting\PresenceChannel;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Events\Dispatchable;
use Illuminate\Broadcasting\InteractsWithSockets;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Broadcasting\ShouldBroadcast;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Log;

class PrivateEvent implements ShouldBroadcast
    use Dispatchable, InteractsWithSockets, SerializesModels;

    public $data;
     * Create a new event instance.
     * Data passed in will be serialized, along with any public properties
     * @return void
    public function __construct($data)
        $this->data = $data;

     * Get the channels the event should broadcast on.
     * @return \Illuminate\Broadcasting\Channel|array
    public function broadcastOn()
        //return new PrivateChannel('test-channel');
        Log::Info("[Event Raised]: PrivateEvent on private-channel");
        return new PrivateChannel('private-channel');


This log message is never recorded.

Broadcast::channel('private-channel', function($user) {
    Log::Info("Authorizing private-channel event");
    return 0;


namespace App\Providers;

use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Broadcast;

class BroadcastServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
     * Bootstrap any application services.
     * @return void
    public function boot()

        require base_path('routes/channels.php');


The logs here are not getting fired when broadcasting across the private-channel, but they do when broadcasting across the public-channel.

// subscribe to channels in which we want to notify clients on when updated     

redis.on('message', function(channel, message){
    //console.log(channel, message);
    message = JSON.parse(message);
    console.log("MSG FIRED");
    console.log('message channel: ' + channel);
    console.log('message event: ' + message.event);
    console.log('emit to: ' + channel + ':' + message.event);
//    io.emit(channel + ':' + message.event,; //test-channel:UserSignedUp
      io.emit(message.event, channel,; //test-channel:UserSignedUp


Obviously we never get this far with the private-channel, but we do with the public-channel. This page has the CSRF token embedded, as well as the client side library and the compiled typescript "app.js" where Echo is defined in.

    new Vue({
        el: '#users',
        data: {
            users: ["t1", "t2"]
        mounted: function(){
            console.log("Vue is mounted!");
             .listen('PublicEvent', (e) => {
                 console.log("[GOT PUBLIC EVENT]:");
             .listen('PrivateEvent', (e) => {
                 console.log("[GOT PRIVATE EVENT]:");

I'm unsure of where to debug next. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

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