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let's see how to make logout feature in jwt(Json Web Token) authentication system.


we will introduce how to implement logout feature in jwt authentication system. this blog is a series. if you want to know how to install jwt middleware or how to add signup, signin, getting user information feature, refresh jwt token, see our previous blogs.


we’ve made the repository of jwt authentication system. click below link to see our repository.

Development Environment

in here, we’ll use Laravel development environment created by Laradock and Ansible. if you want to know our environment, see our previous blog.

Modify Controller

open /app/Http/Controllers/JWTAuthController.php controller file in Laravel project folder, and add below code.

public function logout() {

    return response()->json([
        'status' => 'success',
        'message' => 'logout'
    ], 200);

Modify Route

open /routes/api.php file, and add below code for the url which is for logout.

Route::group(['middleware' => 'auth:api'], function(){
    Route::get('logout', 'JWTAuthController@logout')->name('api.jwt.logout');


let’s check logout feature via Postman.

# header
Bearer jwt_token

if jwt token is valid, you can successfully logout.


if jwt token is expired or previous jwt token, you can get 401 error response.

fail to logout


we’ve implemented a token based authentication system by adding jwt authentication system to Laravel project. we will use this jwt authentication system to develop RN(React Native) app.

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