Events

Introduction

LdapRecord includes a robust event dispatcher that allows you to listen for various events that occur, such as authentication and object creation / modification.

For example, you may wish to send a notification when an LDAP object is modified. You can listen for the model Saved event and then send an email regarding the change.

Creating the Listener

To get started, we will create an event listener in the app/Ldap/Listeners directory and create a new file named ObjectModified.php. This will contain a class that will listen for the Saved model event.

You will have to create the Ldap and Listeners sub directories.

<?php

namespace App\Ldap\Listeners;

use LdapRecord\Models\Events\Saved;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Mail;

class ObjectModified
{
    public function handle(Saved $event)
    {
        $objectName = $event->getModel()->getName();

        // Send an email when the object has been modified.
        Mail::raw("Object [$objectName] has been modified.", function ($message) {
            $message->from('notifier@company.com', 'LDAP Notifier');
            $message->to('it-support@company.com');
            $message->subject('LDAP Object Modified');
        });
    }
}

For a list of all LdapRecord events, view the core events documentation.

Creating the Service Provider

Next, we will create a new Laravel service provider. This is where we will register our LDAP event listeners. We will call it LdapEventServiceProvider. Execute the below command to generate it:

php artisan make:provider LdapEventServiceProvider

In the generated class, we will update it to the following:

<?php

namespace App\Providers;

use LdapRecord\Container;
use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;

class LdapEventServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
{
    /**
     * The LDAP event listener mappings for the application.
     * 
     * @return array
     */
    protected $listen = [
        \LdapRecord\Models\Events\Saved::class => [
            \App\Ldap\ObjectModified::class
        ],
    ];

    /**
     * Register the application LDAP event listeners.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function boot()
    {
        $dispatcher = Container::getEventDispatcher();

        foreach ($this->listen as $event => $listeners) {
            foreach (array_unique($listeners) as $listener) {
                $dispatcher->listen($event, $listener);
            }
        }
    }
}

We've removed the register method in the above generated class. We won't need it here.

As you can see above, we can add LdapRecord events to the $listen property as the key, and the listeners as the value. This allows you to attach mulitple listeners to the same event.

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