Keep Your Laravel Forms Awake!
Prevent forms from timing out when submitting them after leaving them on-screen for a considerable amount of time. (Laravel defaults to 120 minutes, but that is configurable and could be different site-by-site.)
To achieve this, we are sending a caffeine-drip (a request at regular intervals) to keep the session from timing out.
This is only implemented on pages with a
_token field, so all other pages will time-out as normal.
I chose this approach to keep the integrity of site-security, by avoiding the following:
This package adds the routes under
genealabs/laravel-caffeine. Please verify that these don't collide with your
Install Caffeine via composer:
(Future updates will only be made to the most current version.)
For Laravel 5.1:
composer require genealabs/laravel-caffeine:~0.2.0
For Laravel 5.2:
composer require genealabs/laravel-caffeine:~0.3.0
Add the service provider entry in
Register the middleware class in
protected $middleware = [ // other entries above \GeneaLabs\LaravelCaffeine\Http\Middleware\LaravelCaffeineDripMiddleware::class, ];
To change the default drip interval of 5 minutes, simply publish the configuration file: php artisan vendor:publish --tag=genealabs-laravel-caffeine
You can now change the default value in
/app/config/genealabs-laravel-caffeine.php as desired. Deleting the
/app/config/genealabs-laravel-caffeine.php file will revert back to the default 5-minute interval.
That was it! It will apply itself automatically where it finds a form
_token field while pages are open in browsers.