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Laravel 5.3 login with username instead of email

David Carr

Laravel Framework

    Laravel’s built in auth system uses an email address and password to validate credentials for cases where you want to use a username instead of an email address you can do the following:

    Add a username column to the users table then add a username() method to App/Controllers/Auth/LoginController:

    the default is email so place ‘username’ instead and this will be used instead of an email.

    public function username()
        return 'username';

    Next edit the login view and change the email field to a username field.

    That’s it.

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