A new Password Rule object is now included in Laravel v8.39, thanks to the efforts of Nuno Maduro. The Password object has a fluent API for common password requirements as well as compromised passwords:
Coming to @laravelphp: Password Rule Object. 🔒— Nuno Maduro (@enunomaduro) April 23, 2021
This rule object allows to easily customise the password complexity requirements. You may also ensure the password has not been compromised in data leaks by using the `uncompromised()` method. 🔥
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Originally released in Laravel 5.5, custom validation rule objects offer a fluent alternative to string-based rules. In its simplest form, the
Password rule object replaces string-based validation rules:
<?php // String-based $request->validate([ 'password' => 'required|string|confirmed|min:8', ]); // Using the Password rule object $request->validate([ 'password' => ['required', 'confirmed', Password::min(8)], ]);
In addition to replacing string rules with a fluent password rule object, the custom password rule object includes built-in methods for ensuring strong passwords:
<?php $request->validate([ 'password' => [ 'required', 'confirmed', Password::min(8) ->mixedCase() ->letters() ->numbers() ->symbols() ->uncompromised(), ], ]);
Never write custom regex logic for typical scenarios such as requiring mixed-case, letters, symbols, etc. The cherry on the top is the
uncompromised() method which checks the password against a verification API to see if the password appears in data leaks. The release will ship with a NotPwnedVerifier implementation which uses the Have I Been Pwned API.
In addition to this excellent new custom validation object, Pull Request #36960 contains some good examples of using Laravel to test API calls and validation.