Logging In

    Once you have configured a new authentication provider, you're ready to start logging users into your application.

    Logging in is simple -- you only need to use Laravel's Auth facade:

    use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;
    
    $credentials = [
        'mail' => 'jdoe@local.com',
        'password' => 'password',
    ];
    
    if (Auth::attempt($credentials)) {
        $user = Auth::user();
    
        return redirect('/dashboard')->with([
            'message' => "Welcome back, {$user->name}"
        ]);
    }

    As you can see above, we set the mail key which is passed to the LdapRecord authentication provider.

    A search query will be executed on your LDAP directory for a user that contains the mail attribute equal to the entered email address. The password key will not be used in the search.

    If you wish to login a user by their username instead, simply change the mail key to whichever attribute you would like to locate the user by in your LDAP directory. For example, samaccountname:

    Important: Keep in mind you will have to alter your sync_attributes inside of your config/auth.php file to synchronize this field into your users database record if you have not already done so.

    use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;
    
    $credentials = [
        'samaccountname' => 'jdoe',
        'password' => 'password',
    ];
    
    if (Auth::attempt($credentials)) {
        //
    }
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