Role and Permission data are cached to speed up performance.

While we recommend not changing the cache “key” name, if you wish to alter the expiration time you may do so in the config/permission.php file, in the cache array.

When you use the built-in functions for manipulating roles and permissions, the cache is automatically reset for you, and relations are automatically reloaded for the current model record:

$role->givePermissionTo('edit articles');
$role->revokePermissionTo('edit articles');

HOWEVER, if you manipulate permission/role data directly in the database instead of calling the supplied methods, then you will not see the changes reflected in the application unless you manually reset the cache.

Additionally, because the Role and Permission models are Eloquent models which implement the RefreshesPermissionCache trait, creating and deleting Roles and Permissions will automatically clear the cache. If you have created your own models which do not extend the default models then you will need to implement the trait yourself.

Manual cache reset

To manually reset the cache for this package, you can run the following in your app code:


Or you can use an Artisan command:

php artisan permission:cache-reset

Cache Identifier

TIP: If you are leveraging a caching service such as redis or memcached and there are other sites running on your server, you could run into cache clashes between apps. It is prudent to set your own cache prefix in Laravel’s /config/cache.php to something unique for each application. This will prevent other applications from accidentally using/changing your cached data.