Chase Chase - 7 months ago 28
PHP Question

Confirmation Code for a user won't work Laravel 5.2

So was able to create a user, no problem. I wanted to add a confirmation code to validate a users email. I was able to have the application send an email to a user with a link. One a user clicks that link it updates the database. Here's the problem this only works when the user is logged out. When they are logged in nothing seems to happen. I don't want to force a new user to log out and verify before he can log in. Anyway here is my AuthController:

protected function create(array $data)
$confirmation_code = str_random(30);

$user = User::create([
'name' => $data['name'],
'email' => $data['email'],
'password' => bcrypt($data['password']),
'schoolid' => $data['schoolid'],
'confirmation_code' => $confirmation_code,

Mail::send('emails.verify', compact('confirmation_code'), function($message) {
$message->to(Input::get('email'), Input::get('username'))->subject('Verify your email address');

return $user;


* Attempt to confirm a users account.
* @param $confirmation_code
* @return mixed
public function confirm($confirmation_code) {
$user = User::where('confirmation_code', $confirmation_code)->first();
$user->confirmed = 1;
$user->confirmation_code = null;
return redirect('/');


I am just showing you the create and confirm methods. If you need more code just let me know. However, I believe my problem may be from this code. Thanks for the help


The AuthController applies the guest middleware to all the methods except logout. Check the constructor. The guest middleware redirects authenticated users away.