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laravel 5.3 disable registration

David Carr

Laravel Framework

    Laravel comes with built in authentication to enable it first create the users table by running the default migrations:

    php artisan migrate

    Next create the authentication:

    php artisan make:auth

    Once run auth views and controllers will be created and the default layout file will have a login and register link.

    You may not want the register part, removing the link from the template is not enough the routes and view/controller still exist. The can be deleted but a better way is to just disable the loading of the register view.

    To do this open app/http/Controllers/Auth/RegisterController.php, this classes uses a RegistersUsers trait which contains a protected method to load the view. That’s in the core but you should never touch the core so instead overwrite that method by creating a method with the same name in RegisterController.php and instead of loading a view redirect to the home page or anywhere you like:

    public function showRegistrationForm()
        return redirect('/');

    While you’re at it disable the create method too:

    protected function create(array $data)
        return redirect('/');
        /*return User::create([
            'name' => $data['name'],
            'email' => $data['email'],
            'password' => bcrypt($data['password']),

    This will stop the view from loading and stop the create from running. But if you change your mind later you can revert these back easily.

    Do you know of a better way? let me know in the comments below.

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