gsk gsk - 1 month ago 12
AngularJS Question

Laravel automatically logged out after few seconds?

I am developing web application using Laravel 5 and angularJs with RESTFUL apis.

Using

middleware
to authentication purpose. My problem is after sending few request simultaneously,system automatically logged out and sending 401 exception from laravel side.

API base controller:

class ApiController extends BaseController {

use DispatchesCommands, ValidatesRequests;

function __construct() {
$this->middleware('api.auth');
}

}


Middleware:

class APIMiddleware {

/**
* Handle an incoming request.
*
* @param Request $request
* @param Closure $next
* @return mixed
*/
public function handle($request, Closure $next) {
if (!Auth::check()) {
abort(401, "Unauthorized");
}
return $next($request);
}

}


Log in controller

public function login(LoginRequest $request) {
if (Auth::check()) {
Auth::logout();
}

if (Auth::attempt(['email' => $request->input('email'), 'password' => $request->input('password')], $request->input('is_remember'))) {
return array(true);
} else {
abort(401, "Invalid email & password");
}
}


After few request gone, Server log out and sends 401 exception. I am stuck with this issue.

Answer

Now I'm not 100% sure (and depending on your set-up I can't even say I'm 90% sure) But after changing my session_driver from file to database I seem to have fixed this issue - that is if it's the same issue.

I think do the samething as you with my app - that is on a start up of a page, I'm making 6 request (this is development and I will be changing it to one so please don't cry). If I load this page, it works with about 3 or 4 request, then the other 2-3 come back with a unauthorised response. It also only happens on request that require middleware => auth.

So here's my theory to why this is happening: Because, by default, sessions are saved in a file - making multiple requests at once means that file is being opened 6 times at once - probably messing it up (depending on your machine). Therefore changing the session to a database, which is designed to have thousands of requests at once, works!

SOLUTION:

  1. Go to your .env file and change SESSION_DRIVER=file to SESSION_DRIVER=database.
  2. Next you will need to create a session migration: php artisan session:table.
  3. Now composer dump-autoload for good practice.
  4. Finally migrate (php artisan migrate).

NOTE: I'm not 100% sure though if this is the case, but for me this solution worked. I am also aware that this question is really old, but both the developers I work with and myself have had this issue and there doesn't seem to be a solution, so Just though I'd post this.