Laravel 6 Twitter Login Example Tutorial From Scratch

In this laravel 6 social login tutorial – We would like to share with you, How can we create a twitter social login button in your Laravel based project using a laravel socialite package.
And this example also works with the laravel 5.8, 5.7, 5.6 version.

We will discuss how to add twitter social buttons in login and registration pages of your laravel application and how to simple authenticate (log in) users using the twitter button in our laravel app. We will show you each thing step by step.

Contents

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

Install Laravel App

First, we need to download the 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 the latest version of laravel app, 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 socialite package using the below command :

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 Twitter

First of all, We need to required CLIENT ID and CLIENT SECRET to add a social twitter login button in the laravel based project, let’s go to https://apps.twitter.com/ and create a new app. We have put app name, description, website name, and callback URL on this page :

You will see your dashboard. Now get the following CLIENT ID (Consumer Key (API Key)) and CLIENT SECRET.

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

'twitter' => [
'client_id' => 'your client id',
'client_secret' => 'your client secret',
'redirect' => 'http://localhost:8000/callback/twitter',
],

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;
   }
}

Add social twitter buttons in login and register blade view

In Resources/Views/Auth/register.blade.php and add a twitter social login button :

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

In Resources/Views/Auth/login.blade.php and add a twitter social login button :

<hr>
<div class="form-group row mb-0">
     <div class="col-md-8 offset-md-4">
        <a href="{{ url('/auth/redirect/twitter') }}" class="btn btn-primary"><i class="fa fa-twitter"></i> Twitter</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 twitter login laravel 6 examples so run bellow command to quick run.

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

Conclusion

In this tutorial, We have successfully login using the twitter button in the laravel 6 based application. our examples run quickly.

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