Laravel 6 Linkedin Login Tutorial With Live Demo

Hello Developers and learner, In this laravel 6 social login tutorial – We would like to share with you, How can we implement LinkedIn social login in your Laravel based project using the laravel 6 socialite package. Also working with laravel 5.8 version.

We will implement a laravel LinkedIn social login and illustrate each thing step by step. After we have completed this LinkedIn login tutorial we will provide a live demo button so you can check easily how to work our laravel LinkedIn social login example and you can try also your hand.

We will discuss how to add a linkedin social button in your Lara 6 project and how to simple authenticate (log in) users using the Linkedin Login button in our Lara app also we learn the LinkedIn register. We will show you each things step by step.

Contents

  • Install the laravel App
  • Setup Database
  • Download Socialite Package
  • Get Secrets from Linkedin
  • Make Route
  • Create Controller & Methods
  • Create Blade View
  • Start Development Server
  • Conclusion

Let’s Start Laravel Linkedin Login Tutorial

Install the laravel App

First, we need to download a laravel fresh setup. Use the below command and download fresh new laravel setup :

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Setup Database

After successfully install laravel 6 Application, Go to your project .env file and set up database credential :

 DB_CONNECTION=mysql 
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=here your database name here
DB_USERNAME=here database username here
DB_PASSWORD=here database password here

Download Socialite Package

In this step, we will install the laravel socialite package for LinkedIn login. you can use the below command and install this laravel socialite package :

composer require laravel/socialite

After successfully install socialite package, we need to configure the aliese and provider in config/app.php :

'providers' => [
// Other service providers…
Laravel\Socialite\SocialiteServiceProvider::class,
],

'aliases' => [
// Other aliases…
'Socialite' => Laravel\Socialite\Facades\Socialite::class,
],

Get Secrets from Linkedin

First of all, We need to required CLIENT ID and CLIENT SECRET to add the social Linkedin login button in the laravel based project, let’s go to https://www.linkedin.com/developers/apps/new and create a new app. We have put app name, logo, email on this page :

linkedin app

After successfully create the app set the redirect URL for example :

laravel linkedin create app

You will see your dashboard. Now get the following CLIENT ID and CLIENT SECRET.

laravel linkedin login

After successfully create an app in LinkedIn and get credentials from the LinkedIn dashboard, Set client id and client secret config/service.php file :

 'linkedin' => [
    'client_id' => 'xxxx',
    'client_secret' => 'xxx',
    'redirect' => 'http://127.0.0.1:8000/callback/linkedin',
  ],

Go to app/User.php and set fillable property put the below code here :

protected $fillable = [
'name', 'email', 'password', 'provider', 'provider_id'
];

Next step, Go to app/database/create_users_table.php and put the below code here :

<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

class CreateUsersTable extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::create('users', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->increments('id');
            $table->string('name');
            $table->string('email')->unique()->nullable();
            $table->string('provider');
            $table->string('provider_id');
            $table->timestamp('email_verified_at')->nullable();
            $table->string('password')->nullable();
            $table->rememberToken()->nullable();
            $table->timestamps();
        });
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        Schema::dropIfExists('users');
    }
}

We need to create authentication using below command :

php artisan make:auth

Before we run PHP artisan migrate command go to app/providers/AppServiceProvider.php and put the below code :

...
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
 
....
function boot()
{
    Schema::defaultStringLength(191);
}
...

Next, migrate the table using the below command :

php artisan migrate

Make Route

We will create two routes in the web.php file. Go to app/routes/web.php file and create two below routes here :

 Route::get('/auth/redirect/{provider}', '[email protected]');
Route::get('/callback/{provider}', '[email protected]');

Create Controller

We need to create a controller name SocialController. Use the below command and create Controller :

php artisan make:controller SocialController

After successfully create controller go to app/controllers/SocialController.php and put the below code :

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Validator,Redirect,Response,File;
use Socialite;
use App\User;
class SocialController extends Controller
{
    public function redirect($provider)
    {
        return Socialite::driver($provider)->redirect();
    }

    public function callback($provider)
    {
              
        $getInfo = Socialite::driver($provider)->user();
        
        $user = $this->createUser($getInfo,$provider);

        auth()->login($user);

        return redirect()->to('/home');

    }
   function createUser($getInfo,$provider){

     $user = User::where('provider_id', $getInfo->id)->first();

     if (!$user) {
         $user = User::create([
            'name'     => $getInfo->name,
            'email'    => $getInfo->email,
            'provider' => $provider,
            'provider_id' => $getInfo->id
        ]);
      }
      return $user;
   }
}

Now We Add two buttons on the laravel project for social LinkedIn login. We have added this login button to login blade view and register blade view

In Laravel Project, go to Resources/Views/Auth/register.blade.php and add a Linkedin social login button :

<hr>
<div class="form-group row mb-0">
     <div class="col-md-8 offset-md-4">
        <a href="{{ url('/auth/redirect/linkedin') }}" class="btn btn-primary"><i class="fa fa-linkedin"></i> Linkedin</a>
    </div>
</div>

In Laravel Project, go to Resources/Views/Auth/login.blade.php and add a LinkedIn social login button :

<hr>
<div class="form-group row mb-0">
     <div class="col-md-8 offset-md-4">
       <a href="{{ url('/auth/redirect/linkedin') }}" class="btn btn-primary"><i class="fa fa-linkedin"></i> Linkedin</a>
    </div>
</div>

Start Development Server

We need to start the development server. Use the PHP artisan serve command and start your server :

 php artisan serve

Now we are ready to run our LinkedIn login laravel 6 examples so run bellow command to quick run.

 http://127.0.0.1:8000/login
 Or direct hit in your browser
 http://localhost/blog/public/login

Conclusion

In this laravel social login tutorial, We have successfully add login button on our laravel based project and using the linkedin button we have successfully login in laravel 6 based application. our examples run quickly.

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