Nick Pratley

Disabling Personal Teams in Laravel 8 and Jetstream


I’ve started building a new portal for work, after many iterations we have settled on Laravel 8 and Jetstream.

The biggest annoyance so far has been a personal team getting created for every single user. We don’t want these unused entries clogging up the database, as we will consider a team as a company that we transact with.

Removing them is quite easy, so let’s dive right in.

First, let’s assume we’ve bootstrapped the Laravel installation and installed Jetstream.


$ curl -s “" | bash
$ cd laravel-boilerplate
$ sail up -d
$ sail composer require laravel/jetstream
$ sail artisan jetstream:install livewire --teams
$ sail npm install
$ sail npm run dev
$ sail artisan migrate
$ sail artisan vendor:publish --tag=jetstream-views

Sweet, we’ve now got a working stack that will create teams for each user. Let’s fix that.

We need to edit app/Actions/Fortify/CreateNewUser.php and comment out $this->createTeam($user); from the create function.

Great, we create a user and now get no team, but also an error on login:

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Let’s overwrite some of the Traits in HasTeams to make these optional!

Create app/Traits/HasNoPersonalTeam.php with the following contents:

We now need to update the User model app/Models/User.php and overwrite two methods on the Jetstream HasTeams trait.

We’ll now create a new Middleware to verify that the user has a team and redirect to the jetstream create team page if not. This also ensures a valid team is selected once created. Create app/Http/Middleware/EnsureHasTeam.php with the following contents.

Now register this in app/Http/Kernel.php

Let’s add this teammiddleware to our dashboard routes now, in routes/web.php

And finally, we need to add one more condition to the navigation-menu.blade.php file to only show the teams dropdown if the user is a member of any team. In resources/views/navigation-menu.blade.php we want to replace both instances of

@if (Laravel\Jetstream\Jetstream::hasTeamFeatures())


@if (Laravel\Jetstream\Jetstream::hasTeamFeatures() && Auth::user()->isMemberOfATeam())

Reloading the page now, we are greeted with the Create a Team form! Fantastic!

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Creating a team now will redirect back to the dashboard once done, and the middleware will no longer force a new team to be created.

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This means that anyone with an invite email can now register and accept without creating unnecessary teams! 🙂

Check the full code here, and a diff of all changes here:

Looking to deploy this to production? Get started by building the containers 🙂

Thanks for reading!t


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