Laravel 8 authentication with Bootstrap and Fortify

October 10, 2020Last Updated: November 15, 2021

In this tutorial, I will share how to setup Laravel Fortify with Bootstrap 4 in a Laravel 8 application. We will cover:

  • setting up a laravel app
  • user registration
  • login
  • resetting password
  • email verification

Install Laravel 8 project

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel lara8auth
cd lara8auth

Open your newly created project in IDE of choice I will be using Visual Studio Code

Configure database

In your .env file update the database configuration variables so that your laravel application knows which database to use.


Install Fortify

composer require laravel/fortify

Next, we will publish Fortify's resources:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Laravel\Fortify\FortifyServiceProvider"

Next, we will migrate the database:

php artisan migrate

Install bootstrap

We will also be installing jquery and popper.js because bootstrap requires these packages

npm i
npm install --save bootstrap jquery popper.js cross-env

Import packages in the resources/js/bootstrap.js file

try {
    window.Popper = require('popper.js').default;
    window.$ = window.jQuery = require('jquery');

} catch (e) {}

Delete resources/css folder and create app.scss file in resources/sass

rm -rf resources/css

mkdir resources/sass

touch resources/sass/app.scss

Import packages in the resources/sass/app.scss file

// bootstrap
@import '~bootstrap/scss/bootstrap';

Next update webpack.mix.js

mix.js('resources/js/app.js', 'public/js').sass('resources/sass/app.scss', 'public/css');

Compile assets

npm run dev

Add Auth Views

In your resources/views folder create two folders auth and layouts

mkdir resources/views/layouts resources/views/auth

Next, create the following views

touch resources/views/layouts/app.blade.php

touch resources/views/auth/login.blade.php

touch resources/views/auth/register.blade.php

touch resources/views/auth/forgot-password.blade.php

touch resources/views/auth/reset-password.blade.php

touch resources/views/auth/verify-email.blade.php

touch resources/views/home.blade.php

The code for the files created above is listed below. Github Gist

Update Fortify Provider

Next, we will need to update the boot method in app/Providers/FortifyServiceProvider. This is to tell fortify how to authenticate the user and where the views we created early are located.

public function boot()
    Fortify::loginView(function () {
        return view('auth.login');

    Fortify::authenticateUsing(function (Request $request) {
        $user = User::where('email', $request->email)->first();

        if ($user &&
            Hash::check($request->password, $user->password)) {
            return $user;

    Fortify::registerView(function () {
        return view('auth.register');

    Fortify::requestPasswordResetLinkView(function () {
        return view('auth.forgot-password');

    Fortify::resetPasswordView(function ($request) {
        return view('auth.reset-password', ['request' => $request]);

    Fortify::verifyEmailView(function () {
        return view('auth.verify-email');

    // ...

Next register FortifyServiceProvider by adding it to the providers array in config\app.php App\Providers\FortifyServiceProvider::class,.

In your app/Models/User.php file ensure the class implements MustVerifyEmail


namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\MustVerifyEmail;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;
use Illuminate\Notifications\Notifiable;

class User extends Authenticatable implements MustVerifyEmail
    use HasFactory, Notifiable;

    // ...

We also need to tell fortify that we want to enable email verification. In the app/fortify.php file uncomment the line that says Features::emailVerification().

If you want to test email verification you will need to update your email variables in .env. You can use a free mail server


Finally we will add the home route to the routes/web.php file

Route::middleware(['auth', 'verified'])->group(function () {
    Route::view('home', 'home')->name('home');

We have completed our setup. You should have a working authentication system using laravel fortify and bootstrap.


To find out more about laravel fortify features you can go the the github respository Fortify

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In my next article, I will cover updating user profile information and changing your password from the profile page.

Part 2