Laravel - Authorization - Via Controller Helpers

In addition to helpful methods provided to the App\Models\User model, Laravel provides a helpful authorize method to any of your controllers which extend the App\Http\Controllers\Controller base class.

Like the can method, this method accepts the name of the action you wish to authorize and the relevant model. If the action is not authorized, the authorize method will throw an Illuminate\Auth\Access\AuthorizationException exception which the Laravel exception handler will automatically convert to an HTTP response with a 403 status code:

    authorize('update', $post);
            // The current user can update the blog post...