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php – Laravel 5.5 Model binding in routes doesn't work

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


In my routes.php I have this:

Route::get('user/{user}/permissions/','[email protected]')->name('user.permissions');

In my controller I have:

public function permissions(User $user){

$user is empty object (like new user; without attributes)

if I use:

public function permissions($user){

Works perfectly!!

I have previously Laravel 5.2 and this code works fine but in Laravel 5.5 it doesn’t work, any ideas why?

How to&Answers:

Sounds like you upgraded from 5.2 up to … some version.

Laravel 5.3 uses the SubstitueBindings middleware to do the implicit and explicit bindings, it is no longer done via the router before the middleware stack.

If you upgraded and did not add this middleware to any of the groups, you will not have your route model bindings as the middleware is responsible for substituting the parameter with the binding.

“Route model binding is now accomplished using middleware. All applications should add the Illuminate\Routing\Middleware\SubstituteBindings to your web middleware group in your app/Http/Kernel.php file:


You should also register a route middleware for binding substitution in the $routeMiddleware property of your HTTP kernel:

'bindings' => \Illuminate\Routing\Middleware\SubstituteBindings::class,

Laravel 5.3 Docs – Upgrade – Middleware – Binding Substitution Middleware