Laravel Forum 5 Documentation

API - Authentication

Authentication

The API is authentication-agnostic and can be made to work with any authentication mechanism supported by Laravel. In most cases, all you need to do is override the forum.api.router.middleware config option to specify whichever authentication middleware you would like to use across the entire API.

If you’re using Laravel Sanctum, you’ll likely want to set the middleware to ['api', 'auth:sanctum']. Refer to the Laravel docs for more guidance.