Laravel 7/6 socialite Github Login Example

Laravel 7/6 socialite Github Login Example

In this laravel 7/6 social login tutorial – We would like to share with you, How can we implement GitHub social login in your Laravel based project using the laravel socialite package.

We will discuss how to add a GitHub social button in your laravel 6 projects and how to simple authenticate (log in) users using the Github Login button in our laravel app also we learn GitHub register. We will show you each thing step by step.

Laravel Social GitHub Login Example Tutorial

Follow the below steps and implement github login in your laravel web application:

  • Install Laravel App
  • Setup Database
  • Download Socialite Package
  • Get Secrets from Github
  • Make Route
  • Create Controller & Methods
  • Create Blade View
  • Start Development Server

1. Install Laravel App

Now, we need to download laravel latest fresh setup. Use the below command and download fresh new laravel setup:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

2. Setup Database

After successfully install laravel 6 Application, Go to your project .env file and set up database credential :

DB_DATABASE=here your database name here
DB_USERNAME=here database username here
DB_PASSWORD=here database password here

3. Download Socialite Package

In this step, we will install the socialite package using the below command :

composer require laravel/socialite

After successfully install socialite package, we need to configure the aliese and provider in config/app.php :

'providers' => [
// Other service providers…

'aliases' => [
// Other aliases…
'Socialite' => Laravel\Socialite\Facades\Socialite::class,

4. Get Secrets from Github

First of all, We need to required the CLIENT ID and CLIENT SECRET to add a social Github login button in the laravel based project, let’s go to and create a new app. We have put app name, description, website name, and callback URL on this page :

You will see your dashboard. Now get the following CLIENT ID and CLIENT SECRET.

After successfully create an app in Github and get credentials from Github dashboard, Set client id and client secret config/service.php file :

 'github' => [
    'client_id' => 'xxxx',
    'client_secret' => 'xxx',
    'redirect' => '',

Go to app/User.php and set fillable property put the below code here :

protected $fillable = [
'name', 'email', 'password', 'provider', 'provider_id'

Next step, Go to app/database/create_users_table.php and put the below code here :


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

class CreateUsersTable extends Migration
     * Run the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function up()
        Schema::create('users', function (Blueprint $table) {

     * Reverse the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function down()

Next step, we need to create new blade views for login, registration, forget the password and reset password. So visit this link for new laravel auth scaffolding.

Before we run PHP artisan migrate command go to app/providers/AppServiceProvider.php and put the below code :

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
function boot()

Next, migrate the table using the below command :

php artisan migrate

5. Make Route

We will create two routes in the web.php file. Go to app/routes/web.php file and create two below routes here :

 Route::get('/auth/redirect/{provider}', 'SocialController@redirect');
Route::get('/callback/{provider}', 'SocialController@callback');

6. Create Controller

We need to create a controller name SocialController. Use the below command and create Controller :

php artisan make:controller SocialController

After successfully create controller go to app/controllers/SocialController.php and put the below code :


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Validator,Redirect,Response,File;
use Socialite;
use App\User;
class SocialController extends Controller
    public function redirect($provider)
        return Socialite::driver($provider)->redirect();

    public function callback($provider)
        $getInfo = Socialite::driver($provider)->user();
        $user = $this->createUser($getInfo,$provider);


        return redirect()->to('/home');

   function createUser($getInfo,$provider){

     $user = User::where('provider_id', $getInfo->id)->first();

     if (!$user) {
         $user = User::create([
            'name'     => $getInfo->name,
            'email'    => $getInfo->email,
            'provider' => $provider,
            'provider_id' => $getInfo->id
      return $user;

Add social Github buttons in login and register blade view

In Resources/Views/Auth/register.blade.php and add a Github social login button :

<div class="form-group row mb-0">
     <div class="col-md-8 offset-md-4">
        <a href="{{ url('/auth/redirect/github') }}" class="btn btn-primary"><i class="fa fa-github"></i> Github</a>

In Resources/Views/Auth/login.blade.php and add a GitHub social login button :

<div class="form-group row mb-0">
     <div class="col-md-8 offset-md-4">
       <a href="{{ url('/auth/redirect/github') }}" class="btn btn-primary"><i class="fa fa-github"></i> Github</a>

7. Run Development Server

We need to start the development server. Use the PHP artisan serve command and start your server :

 php artisan serve

Now we are ready to run our GitHub login laravel 6 examples so run bellow command to quick run.
 Or direct hit in your browser


In this tutorial, We have successfully login using the GitHub button in the laravel based application. our examples run quickly.

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laravel 6 GitHub login example looks like this :

Laravel Github login screen :

laravel social login

Github Authentication Screen :

github login laravel

Github Register Screen Laravel :

social login laravel

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