How to Override Auth Login Method in Laravel 8

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Inside this article we will see how to override auth login method in laravel 8 using laravel ui package. laravel ui package provides the simple steps for authentication scaffolding. We will see the step by step process to change login form into a custom login form of laravel 8 authentication.

If you are looking for an article which gives you the understanding to override the default auth login method then you are at right place to learn.

Laravel authentication via laravel ui package provides the simple steps to override auth register method, login method etc.

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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


Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Create Database & Connect

To create a database, either we can create via Manual tool of PhpMyadmin or by means of a mysql command.

CREATE DATABASE laravel_app;

To connect database with application, Open .env file from application root. Search for DB_ and update your details.


Laravel 8 Authentication with Laravel UI

To learn complete process of laravel authentication with laravel ui package, click here. This will provide you the step by step solution to get into laravel authentication.


We will see how to change or override auth login method of laravel authentication.

Laravel 8 Authentication Routes

Open project into terminal, if you type this command.

$ php artisan route:list

You will see all hidden routes of laravel authentication

For login auth methods, laravel ui provides these methods

Method for Registration form, showLoginForm() from LoginController.

GET|HEAD | login                  | login            | App\Http\Controllers\Auth\LoginController@showLoginForm

Method to submit login form, login() from LoginController will be called.

POST     | login                  |                  | App\Http\Controllers\Auth\LoginController@login

To override login form we need to work on showLoginForm() method.

Override Login in Authentication

Open LoginController.php file from /app/Http/Controllers/Auth folder.


namespace App\Http\Controllers\Auth;

use App\Http\Controllers\Controller;
use App\Providers\RouteServiceProvider;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\AuthenticatesUsers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;

class LoginController extends Controller
    | Login Controller
    | This controller handles authenticating users for the application and
    | redirecting them to your home screen. The controller uses a trait
    | to conveniently provide its functionality to your applications.

    use AuthenticatesUsers;

     * Where to redirect users after login.
     * @var string
    protected $redirectTo = RouteServiceProvider::HOME;

     * Create a new controller instance.
     * @return void
    public function __construct()

    // Custom Login form
    public function showLoginForm()
        return view("login");

    // Add mobile number to login
    public function login(Request $request)
            'mobile' => 'required',
            'password' => 'required',

        $credentials = $request->only('mobile', 'password');
        if (Auth::attempt($credentials)) {

            return redirect()->route('home');

        return redirect("login")->withSuccess('Oppes! You have entered invalid credentials');

We have added a method showLoginForm() to override the default auth login page.

Also, we updated login() method for login via mobile number and password.


We need to define login.blade.php layout file inside /resources/views folder.

Custom Login Blade Template

Create a layout file named as login.blade.php inside /resources/views folder.

Open file and write this complete code into it.


<div class="container">
    <div class="row justify-content-center">
        <div class="col-md-8">
            <div class="card">
                <div class="card-header">{{ __('Login') }}</div>

                <div class="card-body">
                    <form method="POST" action="{{ route('login') }}">

                        <div class="row mb-3">
                            <label for="mobile" class="col-md-4 col-form-label text-md-right">{{ __('Mobile Number') }}</label>

                            <div class="col-md-6">
                                <input id="mobile" type="text" class="form-control @error('mobile') is-invalid @enderror" name="mobile" value="{{ old('mobile') }}" required autocomplete="mobile" autofocus>

                                    <span class="invalid-feedback" role="alert">
                                        <strong>{{ $message }}</strong>

                        <div class="row mb-3">
                            <label for="password" class="col-md-4 col-form-label text-md-right">{{ __('Password') }}</label>

                            <div class="col-md-6">
                                <input id="password" type="password" class="form-control @error('password') is-invalid @enderror" name="password" required autocomplete="current-password">

                                    <span class="invalid-feedback" role="alert">
                                        <strong>{{ $message }}</strong>

                        <div class="row mb-3">
                            <div class="col-md-6 offset-md-4">
                                <div class="form-check">
                                    <input class="form-check-input" type="checkbox" name="remember" id="remember" {{ old('remember') ? 'checked' : '' }}>

                                    <label class="form-check-label" for="remember">
                                        {{ __('Remember Me') }}

                        <div class="row mb-0">
                            <div class="col-md-8 offset-md-4">
                                <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">
                                    {{ __('Login') }}

                                @if (Route::has('password.request'))
                                    <a class="btn btn-link" href="{{ route('password.request') }}">
                                        {{ __('Forgot Your Password?') }}

We have added a mobile number input field in place of Email address as login input.

Note*: When you override login() method, first you need to add custom fields into database table, mobiles etc. For more information you can see in this article. This article is Override Auth Register method.

Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve


Click on Login link of dashboard.

When you provide data Mobile and password then hit on Login button, it will login user to the dashboard.

We hope this article helped you to learn How to Override Auth Login Method in Laravel 8 in a very detailed way.

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