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If you are fasing this issue upon submitting form, there could be diffrent reasons.

  • Your form might be missing CSRF Token
  • Or if you app session are stored to file, make sure storage has file write permissions.

CSRF Protection
Make sure that you have CSRF Token inside your form.
{{ csrf_field() }}

If your form has token, and it’s still happening run a 2nd check.

Clear Cache:
This could be a case that form data is cached before implementation of CSRF. Try to clear cache by runing following commands.

php artisan cache:clear
php artisan route:clear
php artisan view:clear
php artisan config:clear
php artisan config:cache

Storage folder permissions
Hopefully clearing cache has solved the problem, in case you are still getting the same message then try setting write permissions on

  • storage/framework/cache
  • storage/framework/sessions
  • storage/framework/logs

Run following commands, this should solved the problem
sudo chmod -R 777 storage
sudo chmod -R 777 bootstrap/cache

Author: Danyal
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