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Informations about the package laravel-impersonate

Laravel Impersonate

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Laravel Impersonate makes it easy to authenticate as your users. Add a simple trait to your user model and impersonate as one of your users in one click.


Laravel support

Version Release
6.x to 11.x 1.7
6.x, 7.x 1.6
5.8 1.5
5.7, 5.6 1.2
5.5, 5.4 1.1


Simple usage

Impersonate a user:

Leave impersonation:

Using the built-in controller

In your routes file, under web middleware, you must call the impersonate route macro.

Alternatively, you can execute this macro with your RouteServiceProvider.

Advanced Usage

Defining impersonation authorization

By default all users can impersonate an user.
You need to add the method canImpersonate() to your user model:

By default all users can be impersonated.
You need to add the method canBeImpersonated() to your user model to extend this behavior:

Using your own strategy


Protect From Impersonation

You can use the middleware impersonate.protect to protect your routes against user impersonation.
This middleware can be useful when you want to protect specific pages like users subscriptions, users credit cards, ...


There are two events available that can be used to improve your workflow:

Each events returns two properties $event->impersonator and $event->impersonated containing User model instance.


The package comes with a configuration file.

Publish it with the following command:

Available options:


There are three Blade directives available.

When the user can impersonate

When the user can be impersonated

This comes in handy when you have a user list and want to show an "Impersonate" button next to all the users. But you don\'t want that button next to the current authenticated user neither to that users which should not be able to impersonated according your implementation of canBeImpersonated() .

When the user is impersonated




Why not just use loginAsId()?

This package adds broader functionality, including Blade directives to allow you to override analytics and other tracking events when impersonating, fire events based on impersonation status, and more. Brief discussion at issues/5



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PHP Build Version
Package Version
Requires php Version ^7.2 | ^8.0
laravel/framework Version ^6.0 | ^7.0 | ^8.0 | ^9.0 | ^10.0 | ^11.0
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