No. madam, he does nothing but smile: your ladyship were best to have some guard about you, if he come; for, sure, the man is tainted in's wits.
- Twelfth Night

This package provides an opinionated implementation of Cartalyst Sentinel for Laravel. The goal is to make it as easy as possible to get up and running with cartalyst/sentinel when starting a new Laravel 5 application.

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Install the Package Via Composer:

$ composer require srlabs/centaur

Add the Service Provider to your config/app.php file:

'providers' => array(

Usage in New Applications

If you are starting a new Laravel 5.1 application, this package provides a convenient way to get up and running with Cartalyst\Sentinel very quickly. Start by removing the default auth scaffolding that ships with a new Laravel 5.1 application:

$ php artisan centaur:spruce

Next, use Centaur's scaffolding command to create basic Auth Controllers and Views in your application:

$ php artisan centaur:scaffold

Publish the Cartalyst\Sentinel assets:

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Cartalyst\Sentinel\Laravel\SentinelServiceProvider"

Run your database migrations:

$ php artisan migrate

Run the Database Seeder. You may need to re-generate the autoloader before this will work:

$ composer dump-autoload
$ php artisan db:seed --class="SentinelDatabaseSeeder"

You will also need to add these routes to your routes.php file:

// Authorization
Route::get('/login', ['as' => 'auth.login.form', 'uses' => 'Auth\SessionController@getLogin']);
Route::post('/login', ['as' => 'auth.login.attempt', 'uses' => 'Auth\SessionController@postLogin']);
Route::get('/logout', ['as' => 'auth.logout', 'uses' => 'Auth\SessionController@getLogout']);

// Registration
Route::get('register', ['as' => 'auth.register.form', 'uses' => 'Auth\RegistrationController@getRegister']);
Route::post('register', ['as' => 'auth.register.attempt', 'uses' => 'Auth\RegistrationController@postRegister']);

// Activation
Route::get('activate/{code}', ['as' => 'auth.activation.attempt', 'uses' => 'Auth\RegistrationController@getActivate']);
Route::get('resend', ['as' => 'auth.activation.request', 'uses' => 'Auth\RegistrationController@getResend']);
Route::post('resend', ['as' => 'auth.activation.resend', 'uses' => 'Auth\RegistrationController@postResend']);

// Password Reset
Route::get('password/reset/{code}', ['as' => 'auth.password.reset.form', 'uses' => 'Auth\PasswordController@getReset']);
Route::post('password/reset/{code}', ['as' => 'auth.password.reset.attempt', 'uses' => 'Auth\PasswordController@postReset']);
Route::get('password/reset', ['as' => 'auth.password.request.form', 'uses' => 'Auth\PasswordController@getRequest']);
Route::post('password/reset', ['as' => 'auth.password.request.attempt', 'uses' => 'Auth\PasswordController@postRequest']);

// Users
Route::resource('users', 'UserController');

// Roles
Route::resource('roles', 'RoleController');

// Dashboard
Route::get('dashboard', ['as' => 'dashboard', 'uses' => function() {
    return view('centaur.dashboard');

This is only meant to be a starting point; you can change them as you see fit. Make sure you read through your new Auth Controllers and understand how they work before you make any changes.

Centaur automatically installs Sentinel and registers the Sentinel, Activations, and Reminders aliases for you. Detailed instructions for using Sentinel can be found here.

Usage in Existing Applications

If you already have already built out your auth views and controllers, the best way to make use of this package is to inject the AuthManager into your controllers and use it as a wrapper for Sentinel. Detailed information about the AuthManager methods and responses can be found here.

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