Laravel Session store not set on request

I'm developing a small website and have problems with the session. When I try to login or make an AJAX call, I get the following RuntimeException:

RuntimeException in Request.php line 758: Session store not set on request. in Request.php line 758 at Request->session() in VerifyCsrfToken.php line 87 at VerifyCsrfToken->tokensMatch(object(Request)) in VerifyCsrfToken.php line 49 at VerifyCsrfToken->handle(object(Request), object(Closure)) at call_user_func_array(array(object(VerifyCsrfToken), 'handle'), array(object(Request), object(Closure))) in Pipeline.php line 124 at Pipeline->Illuminate\Pipeline\{closure}(object(Request)) in Language.php line 38 at Language->handle(object(Request), object(Closure)) at call_user_func_array(array(object(Language), 'handle'), array(object(Request), object(Closure))) in Pipeline.php line 124 at Pipeline->Illuminate\Pipeline\{closure}(object(Request)) in EncryptCookies.php line 59 at EncryptCookies->handle(object(Request), object(Closure)) at call_user_func_array(array(object(EncryptCookies), 'handle'), array(object(Request), object(Closure))) in Pipeline.php line 124 at Pipeline->Illuminate\Pipeline\{closure}(object(Request)) at call_user_func(object(Closure), object(Request)) in Pipeline.php line 103 at Pipeline->then(object(Closure)) in Kernel.php line 122 at Kernel->sendRequestThroughRouter(object(Request)) in Kernel.php line 87 at Kernel->handle(object(Request)) in index.php line 54

Any idea what have I done wrong. Thanks in advance


Look at @Cas Bloem his answer here this helped me out amazingly:

Laravel - Session store not set on request

That's why it wasn't working for me. Cause you're using a session that is expection matching CSRF tokens (is my best guess, I'm new to Laravel myself).

Also if you go to app->http->middleware->VerifyCsrfToken this is were you can add routes to the array that won't be checked for CSRF verification. This plus Cas Bloem his fix (place routes in different section in routes.php) fixed my problem. I'm just developing/learning on localhost right now but need to implement this later on.

Hope this helps/clears thing up!


Assuming you use Laravel 5.2: You'll need to use the web middleware if you need session state, CSRF protection, and more. (like the global in 5.1)

Route::group(['middleware' => ['web']], function () {


delete everyting inside this folder storage/framework/sessions and make sure this folder has write permission


Does the file '/config/session.php' exist in your project? If not, create it and make sure all the options are set correctly.


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