Laravel Socialite GitHub Login


To implement GitHub login using Laravel Socialite, follow these steps:

Step 1: Install Laravel Socialite

In your terminal, run the following command to install the Socialite package:

composer require laravel/socialite

Step 2: Configure GitHub OAuth Credentials

Visit the GitHub Developer Settings (, create a new OAuth application, and obtain the Client ID and Client Secret.

Step 3: Configure Services in Laravel

Open `config/services.php` and add the GitHub OAuth credentials:

'github' => [

    'client_id' => env('GITHUB_CLIENT_ID'),

    'client_secret' => env('GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET'),

    'redirect' => env('GITHUB_REDIRECT_URI'),


Step 4: Create Routes

In your `routes/web.php`, create routes for social login:

Route::get('auth/github', 'Auth\SocialController@redirectToGitHub');

Route::get('auth/github/callback', 'Auth\SocialController@handleGitHubCallback');

Step 5: Create Controller

Generate a controller using the following command:

php artisan make:controller Auth/SocialController

In `Auth/SocialController.php`, implement the following methods:

use Laravel\Socialite\Facades\Socialite;

public function redirectToGitHub()


    return Socialite::driver('github')->redirect();


public function handleGitHubCallback()


    $user = Socialite::driver('github')->user();

    // $user contains user details received from GitHub

    // You can now authenticate the user or perform other actions

    return redirect()->route('home'); // Redirect after successful login


Step 6: Update .env File

Add your GitHub OAuth credentials to your `.env` file:




Replace `your_github_client_id` and `your_github_client_secret` with your actual credentials.

Step 7: Implement Login Button

In your view, create a link/button to initiate the GitHub login process:

<a href="{{ url('auth/github') }}">Login with GitHub</a>

That's it! Users can now click the "Login with GitHub" link/button, and they will be redirected to GitHub for authentication. Upon successful authentication, they will be redirected back to your application with user data.

Remember to handle user data appropriately, possibly by creating a new user or authenticating an existing user in your database. Also, customize the redirection and user management as per your application's requirements.