Laravel Sessions

Setting and reading sessions

Create a HomeController:

php artisan make:controller --resource HomeController

Your route /home will point to the HomeController:

Route::get('/home',[HomeController::class, 'index']);

Now add a session to index:

    public function __construct(){
        $this->middleware('auth');
    }
    public function index(Request $request)
    {
        $request->session()->put(['christine'=>'hello christine']);
        session(['peter'=>'hello peter']);
        echo $request->session()->get('christine');
        //return view('welcome');
    }

Above are two ways of saving sessions. We are only returning the first one when visiting the /home URL.

Global session function deleting

Add a method to forget the session:

    public function index(Request $request)
    {
        $request->session()->put(['christine'=>'hello christine']);
        session(['peter'=>'hello peter']);
        $request->session()->forget('christine');
        return $request->session()->all();
        //return view('welcome');
    }

To delete all sessions use this:

        $request->session()->flush();

Flashing data

This type of session will show user the session once (flash it to them) and then forget it.

        $request->session()->flash('message','Post has been created');
        return $request->session()->get('message');

Two more types are reflash and keep:

        $request->session()->reflash();
        $request->session()->keep('message');

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