Jeffrey Teruel Jeffrey Teruel - 4 months ago 21
PHP Question

Laravel 5: Password change only when password input is changed

I am currently working on a user edit form on my Laravel app and it includes a password input. Currently each time I click on the update button it updates the password even without changing the current password. I would like have the password reset happen only when there is an input. Below is my code:

User Controller

public function update(Request $request, $id)
{
//
$user = User::findOrFail($id);
$user->name = $request->get('name');
$user->email = $request->get('email');
$user->password = $request->get('password');

$this->validate($request, User::validationRules());

$user->save();
return redirect('/user');
}


User.php (Model)

public static function validationRules( $attributes = null )
{
$rules = [
'name' => 'required|string|max:100',
'email' => 'required|email'
];

// no list is provided
if(!$attributes)
return $rules;

// a single attribute is provided
if(!is_array($attributes))
return [ $attributes => $rules[$attributes] ];

// a list of attributes is provided
$newRules = [];
foreach ( $attributes as $attr )
$newRules[$attr] = $rules[$attr];
return $newRules;
}

public function setPasswordAttribute($password)
{
$this->attributes['password'] = bcrypt($password);
}

Answer

Just cracked my own problem. There is no problem in the model, I focused more on the controller. I created new variables based on the request so the newpassword and verifypassword fields would be clear. They are both matched and if it is correct, it will give a new input. In the model, the password is encrypted so no need to use bcrypt within the controller.

I hope this helps others facing a similar problem and would like to have update the password with a verification input within the same form.

public function update(Request $request, $id)
{
    // 
    $data = $request->all(); 

    $userinput['name'] = $data['name']; 
    $userinput['email'] = $data['email']; 

    //check to see if field new password is filled. 
    if($data['newpassword']) 
    { 
      //verify that the newpassword input matches the verify password
      if($data['newpassword'] == $data['verifypassword']) {  
         $userinput['password'] = $data['newpassword']; 
      } 

      //else statement can be made for the case if newpassword != verifypassword

    }

    $this->validate($request, User::validationRules());

    User::find($id)->update($userinput);  
    return redirect('/user');     
}
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