# Upgrade from 5.2 to 6.X


Laratrust 6.x requires Laravel >= 6.x and php >= 7.2.

In order to upgrade from Laratrust 5.2 to 6.x you have to follow these steps:

  1. Change your composer.json to require the 6.x version of Laratrust:
"santigarcor/laratrust": "^6.0"
  1. Run composer update to update the source code.

  2. Run php artisan config:clear and php artisan cache:clear.

  3. Update your config/laratrust.php:

    4.1. Backup your config/laratrust.php configuration values.

    4.2. Delete the config/laratrust.php file.

    4.3. Run php artisan vendor:publish --tag=laratrust.

    4.4. Update the config/laratrust.php file with your old values.

  4. Delete the LaratrustSeeder.php file and run php artisan laratrust:seeder.

  5. Run composer dump-autoload.

  6. If you use the can method you MUST change it to isAbleTo. We removed the can method in order to support Laravel policies and gates out of the box.

  7. (Optional) If you want to use the administration panel provided in the 6.x version, please read here

Now you can use the 6.x version without any problem.