How to Get Logged in User Data in Laravel 8 Tutorial

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In laravel if you are developing any application in which authentication is working, then sure you should know how to get user data. This article is going to give an overview of methods by the help of which you can get logged in user details in laravel 8.

Inside this article we will see the available methods to get logged in user data in laravel 8.

We have two available options to get data –

  • Using Auth helper
  • Using Auth Facade

Let’s get started.


Laravel Installation

We will create laravel project using composer. So, please make sure your system should have composer installed. If not, may be this article will help you to Install composer in system.

Here is the command to create a laravel project-

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

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.


Working with Laravel Authentication

Here you can find some article links which will guide you about the integration of authentication in laravel 8.

By following these articles, you can create authentication system.


Get Logged In User Data

There are two options available to get logged in user data. These are followings –

  • Auth helper
  • Auth Facade

Auth Helper

You will get current user data using auth().

$user = auth()->user();

By above code, you will get complete user information. If you want to get user id then,

# For User ID

echo $user->id
  
# For name

echo $user->name
  
# For email

echo $user->email

Auth Facade

You will get current user data using Auth Facade. Auth Facade you will find at this location.

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;

Usage

$user = Auth::user();

By above code, you will get complete user information. If you want to get user id then,

# For User ID

echo $user->id
  
# For name

echo $user->name
  
# For email

echo $user->email

We hope this article helped you to learn about How to Get Logged in User Data in Laravel 8 Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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