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Hands-On Full Stack Web Development with Angular 6 and Laravel 5

By : Fernando Monteiro
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Hands-On Full Stack Web Development with Angular 6 and Laravel 5

By: Fernando Monteiro

Overview of this book

Angular, considered as one of the most popular and powerful frontend frameworks, has undergone a major overhaul to embrace emerging web technologies so that developers can build cutting-edge web applications. This book gives you practical knowledge of building modern full-stack web apps from scratch using Angular with a Laravel Restful back end. The book begins with a thorough introduction to Laravel and Angular and its core concepts like custom errors messages, components, routers, and Angular-cli, with each concept being explained first, and then put into practice in the case-study project. With the basics covered, you will learn how sophisticated UI features can be added using NgBootstrao and a component-based architecture. You will learn to extend and customize variables from Bootstrap CSS framework. You will learn how to create secure web application with Angular and Laravel using token based authentication. Finally, you will learn all about progressive web applications and build and deploy a complete fullstack application using Docker and Docker-compose. By the end of this book, you'll gain a solid understanding of Angular 6 and how it interacts with a Laravel 5.x backend
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Token-based authentication

Let's understand a bit more about API authentication with Laravel. Even though Laravel is an MVC framework, we can use the token-based authentication feature. Even Laravel itself has a library called Passport.

Laravel Passport is a library that works with the OAuth2 standard. This pattern determines a way to perform application authentication for a web application (API) through tokens, while JWT focuses on authenticating users through tokens.

Laravel Passport is a much bigger layer of abstraction than simple JWT, and it is primarily designed to be fully fledged and easy to set up and use as an OAuth2 server.

An alternative to this is the use of libraries such as tymon/jwt-auth.

In fact, Laravel Passport uses JWT for authentication, but that's just an implementation detail. tymon/jwt-auth is closer to a simple token-based authentication, though...