Protect Your laravel App from bots and spammers

In this article i will show you how to protect your laravel app from bots and spammers . lets take a case where you need to pass information along to Laravel’s router manually . CSRF tokens prove that the requesting form is actually coming from the same application, and have to be passed manually. And HTML forms only allow for GET or POST, so if you want any other sort of verb, you’ll need to specify that yourself. Let’s take a look at these two.

Btw What is CSRF? 😉

CSRF, or Cross-Site Request Forgery, is when one web site pretends to be another. The goal is for someone to hijack your users’ access to your web site by submitting forms from their web site toward your web site, in the user’s browser, while they’re still logged into your site.

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The best way around CSRF is to protect all inbound routes — POST, DELETE, etc.–with a token, which Laravel does out of the box.

ok i know  you got it . let me introduce you http  verbs

If you’re not familiar with HTTP verbs, the other two most common are PUT and DELETE, but there’s also HEAD, OPTIONS, PATCH, and two others that are pretty much never used in normal web development, TRACE and CONNECT.

Here’s the quick rundown: GET requests a resource and HEAD asks for a headers-only version of the GET, POST creates a resource, PUT overwrites a resources and PATCH modifies a resource, DELETE deletes a resource, and OPTIONS asks the server which verbs are allowed at this URL.

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So what is the role of HTTP verbs in Laravel ?

So, as we’ve shown already, you can define which verbs a route will match in the route definition, with the difference between Route::get, Route::post, Route::any, or Route::match.

But how does one send a request other than GET with a web browser? First, the method in an HTML form determines its HTTP verb: if your form has a method of “get”, it will submit via query parameters and a GET method; if the form has a method of “post”, it will submit via the post body and a POST method.

JavaScript frameworks make it easy to send other requests like DELETE and PATCH. But if you find yourself needing to submit forms in Laravel with verbs other than GET or POST, you’ll need to use “form method spoofing”.

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ok you got it 🙂

really ? i think not yet .. let me introduce you Form method spoofing in laravel

 

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Deven Rathore

I'm Deven Rathore, a multidisciplinary & self-taught designer with 3 years of experience. I'm passionate about technology, music, coffee, traveling and everything visually stimulating. Constantly learning and experiencing new things.

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