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Laravel 5: The Difference Between Auth::guard($this->getGuard())->login($user); And Auth()->login($user);

What is the difference between:

Auth::guard($this->getGuard())->login($user);

and

auth()->login($user);

? For example, in PasswordController.php we can have:

protected function resetPassword($user, $password)
{
    $user->password = $password;

    $user->save();

    Auth::guard($this->getGuard())->login($user);
}

or

protected function resetPassword($user, $password)
{
    $user->password = $password;

    $user->save();

    auth()->login($user);
}

(in this case, we create a mutator in Users.php to bcrypt password AND NOT in resetPassword($user, $password) as it is by default)

In particular, what is guard($this->getGuard()), what does it do (guard(), getGuard())?

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Answer

There is no difference, the auth function is just a helper that returns an instance of \Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Guard.

https://github.com/laravel/framework/blob/5.1/src/Illuminate/Foundation/helpers.php

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source: stackoverflow.com
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