Users

Basics

Laravel comes with 3 type of users admin user and client. For a basic cms website these 3 type of users will be enough. But when you are working for a big projects like school management system or hospital management system you have to deal with different type of users like doctors office staff managers department heads etc.

Creating user

For a new type of user either you can make use of the existing user table or you can create separate tables for each type of users. You can decide which way you need to follow depending on the nature of your project. Here we explains both methods.

User Table

If you are using user table for handling new type of user say seller you have to do the following steps for the same.

Create Role

For creating a role you can login to the admin screen and there you can add role as seller under Roles & Permissions. And you can assign required permissions.

Update Config

The main thing you have to update is config/auth.php file add add these line of codes in the file.


'guards'       => [


	...
    'seller'  => [
        'web' => [
            'driver'   => 'session',
            'provider' => 'seller',
        ],

        'api' => [
            'driver'   => 'token',
            'provider' => 'seller',
        ],

    ],
    ...
    
    
],

...
'providers'    => [


	...
    'seller'   => [
        'driver' => 'eloquent',
        'model'  => App\User::class,
    ],
	...
    
    
],
...
'passwords'    => [
    
    ...
    'seller'   => [
        'provider' => 'users',
        'table'    => 'password_resets',
        'expire'   => 60,
    ],
    ...

],

Assign Theme

In lavalite each type of user can have separate theme or can use same theme, you can find more details on theming on the theming documentation.

Once it is finished you can directly login to the new type of user on the link http://path/to/your/application/seller.

Separate (new) table

For using new table as a user type in addition to the above steps do the additional points for the same.

Create table

First you have to create new table seller you can do it by making a copy of client table.

Create Model

For creating a model you an make use of existing client Model, make a copy of the App\Clinet to App\Seller and its content will look like.


namespace App;

use Litepie\User\Models\Client as BaseClient;

class Client extends BaseClient
{
    /**
     * Configuartion for the model.
     *
     * @var array
     */
    protected $config = 'users.seller.model';
    

    /**
     * Roles for the model.
     *
     * @var array
     */
    protected $role = 'seller';

}

Update configuration

Update config/user.php file as follows, for publishing the configuration file use the artisan command php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Litepie\User\UserServiceProvider" --tag="config".



    'policies' => [
		...
        \App\Seller::class               => \Litepie\User\Policies\ClientPolicy::class
        ...
    ],

	...

    'client'   => [
        'model'      => [
            'model'         => \App\Seller::class,
            'table'         => 'sellers',
            'presenter'     => \Litepie\User\Repositories\Presenter\ClientPresenter::class,
            'hidden'        => [],
            'visible'       => [],
            'guarded'       => ['*'],
            'slugs'         => ['slug' => 'name'],
            'dates'         => ['deleted_at', 'createdat', 'updated_at'],
            'appends'       => [],
            'fillable'      => ['name', 'email', 'password', 'api_token', 'remember_token', 'sex', 'dob', 'mobile', 'phone', 'address', 'street', 'city', 'district', 'state', 'country', 'photo', 'web', 'status', 'upload_folder', 'deleted_at', 'created_at', 'updated_at'],
            'translatables' => [],
            'upload_folder' => 'user/seller',
            'uploads'       => [
                'photo' => [
                    'count' => 1,
                    'type'  => 'image',
                ],
            ],
            'casts'         => [
                'photo' => 'array',
            ],

            'revision'      => [],
            'perPage'       => '20',
            'search'        => [
                'name' => 'like',
                'status',
            ],
        ],

        'controller' => [
            'provider' => 'Litepie',
            'package'  => 'Clients',
            'module'   => 'Client',
        ],

    ],
    ...

    

The first part of the configuration bind the policy. and second part defines the configuration for the model.