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Laravel: “Remember me” active by default

If you're looking to have the "Remember me" functionality active by default in the login and registration process, in Laravel, this is handled through the AuthenticatesUsers and RegistersUsers traits which are used in the LoginController and RegisterController.

LoginController

In the AuthenticatesUsers trait, the method that actually attempts the login and where the "remember me" parameter is considered is attemptLogin(). This is the original code:

<span class="hljs-keyword">protected</span> <span class="hljs-function"><span class="hljs-keyword">function</span> <span class="hljs-title">attemptLogin</span><span class="hljs-params">(Request $request)</span>
</span>{
    <span class="hljs-keyword">return</span> <span class="hljs-keyword">$this</span>->guard()->attempt(
        <span class="hljs-keyword">$this</span>->credentials($request), $request->boolean(<span class="hljs-string">'remember'</span>)
    );
}

Here, $request->boolean('remember') is where Laravel checks if the "remember me" checkbox has been checked on the login form. It converts the 'remember' request value to boolean, which is then passed as the second argument to attempt() to handle the "remember me" functionality.

To override this behavior:

If you want to ensure "remember me" is always true, regardless of whether the user has checked the box or not, you should override this method in your LoginController. Specifically:

  1. Copy the entire attemptLogin() method from the AuthenticatesUsers trait.
  2. Paste it into your LoginController.
  3. Replace $request->boolean('remember') with true.

Here is how you would modify attemptLogin() in your LoginController:

<span class="hljs-keyword">protected</span> <span class="hljs-function"><span class="hljs-keyword">function</span> <span class="hljs-title">attemptLogin</span><span class="hljs-params">(Request $request)</span>
</span>{
    <span class="hljs-keyword">return</span> <span class="hljs-keyword">$this</span>->guard()->attempt(
        <span class="hljs-keyword">$this</span>->credentials($request), <span class="hljs-keyword">true</span>  <span class="hljs-comment">// always remember the user</span>
    );
}

With this change, the "remember me" functionality will always be activated whenever a user logs in, whether they check the box or not.

RegisterController

  1. Override the registered method: This step ensures that after the user registers, they are logged in with "remember me" set to true.
<span class="hljs-keyword">protected</span> <span class="hljs-function"><span class="hljs-keyword">function</span> <span class="hljs-title">registered</span><span class="hljs-params">(Request $request, $user)</span>
</span>{
    Auth::guard()->login($user, <span class="hljs-keyword">true</span>);

    <span class="hljs-keyword">return</span> redirect(<span class="hljs-keyword">$this</span>->redirectPath());
}

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