This was a funky problem that took me a while to figure out.
When a user was logging in, the
Auth::attempt() was returning true if there were good credentials passed. However! Using
Auth::check() or any other Auth method showed the user wasn’t actually logged in. What the heck?
After much hunting, I found this answer on Stack Overflow.
The problem is you have used “userId” as your primary id – but you have not told Laravel.
I realized I did NOT use id as the
id for the users table, I went with
uid because I thought it made more sense. That’s fine, but then you need to tell your Users model what the primary key is by adding this line.
protected $primaryKey = "[your-primary-key-here]";
If you were searching and having this issue, I hope it helped!