Short Syntax Route FilterΒΆ


It only works with laravel <5.1

To filter a route by permission or role you can call the following in your app/Http/routes.php

// only users with roles that have the 'manage_posts' permission will be able to access any route within admin/post
Laratrust::routeNeedsPermission('admin/post*', 'create-post');

// only owners will have access to routes within admin/advanced
Laratrust::routeNeedsRole('admin/advanced*', 'owner');

// optionally the second parameter can be an array of permissions or roles
// user would need to match all roles or permissions for that route
Laratrust::routeNeedsPermission('admin/post*', array('create-post', 'edit-comment'));
Laratrust::routeNeedsRole('admin/advanced*', array('owner','writer'));

Both of these methods accept a third parameter. If the third parameter is null then the return of a prohibited access will be App::abort(403), otherwise the third parameter will be returned.

So you can use it like:

Laratrust::routeNeedsRole('admin/advanced*', 'owner', Redirect::to('/home'));

Furthermore both of these methods accept a fourth parameter. It defaults to true and checks all roles/permissions given. If you set it to false, the function will only fail if all roles/permissions fail for that user. Useful for admin applications where you want to allow access for multiple groups :

// if a user has 'create-post', 'edit-comment', or both they will have access
Laratrust::routeNeedsPermission('admin/post*', array('create-post', 'edit-comment'), null, false);

// if a user is a member of 'owner', 'writer', or both they will have access
Laratrust::routeNeedsRole('admin/advanced*', array('owner','writer'), null, false);

// if a user is a member of 'owner', 'writer', or both, or user has 'create-post', 'edit-comment' they will have access
// if the 4th parameter is true then the user must be a member of Role and must have Permission
    array('owner', 'writer'),
    array('create-post', 'edit-comment'),