We currently just developed a community that has a base application built on Laravel and the community is nested within. I have made a bridge composer package but its still heavily in development will probably be completely refactored here in the next month or so.
The package allows you to integrate directly with the Xenforo sessions and authenticate visitors through xenforo's authentication system instead. I have middleware designed to check authentication and redirect if they are not logged in. You can also use the package to render xenforo templates from within Laravel.
UnderRatedBrilliance/XenforoBridge · GitHub
The site using this is AstronomyConnect
That's basically it.So you would use laravel for authenticating and then once verified you would start a xf session with them logged in?
There are reasons we can't do that at the moment. We have very specific UUIDs for users, so would have to change xF using auto_inc to our own user id generation system.I would reconsidered using laravel for authentication and just use xenforo.