2018-04-14 15:42
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I have a Laravel application where a superadmin user can edit other users.

Please mind that superadmin should be able to edit user's password too. Since I can't really show the password to the people ( it is hashed anyway ) I just show an empty input field for the password. What is the best way to validate this user object?

My form looks like this:

<form class="form-horizontal" method="post" action="{{ route('update_user') }}">
    <input type="hidden" name="user_id" value="{{ $user->id }}">
    <input type="text" name="name" value="{{ $user->name }}">
    <input type="password" name="password" >
    <button type="submit">

My rules in FormRequest looks like this:

public function rules()
    $userId = $this->input('user_id');
    return [
        'name' => 'sometimes|required|string|max:255',
        'password' => 'sometimes|required|string|min:6|confirmed'
  • The scenario is that superadmin edits just the name field and submits the form.
  • Password is recieved as null.
  • So the password rule gives an error.

I can handle this by unsetting the password value on the request if it is null. But I sincerely believe it is a lame way to do it. Is there a better way to achieve this?

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  • dongxian5735 2018-04-16 13:18

    You probably want to add an “after” validation hook. This will allow you add a “sometimes” rule to validate the password only if it’s not empty:

    class UpdateUserRequest extends FormRequest
        public function rules()
            return [
                'name' => 'required|string|max:255',
        public function withValidator($validator)
            // If password value is not empty, add the validation rules
            $validator->sometimes('password', 'required|string|min:6|confirmed', function ($input) {
                return ! empty($input->password);

    If you then only want the validated data, you can called the validated() method on your request:


    So if the password wasn’t validated (because it was left empty) then it won’t be present in the array returned by the validated() method.

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