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Return authentication exception for Laravel API 5.6
* Render an exception into an HTTP response.
* @param \Illuminate\Http\Request $request
* @param \Exception $exception
* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
public function render($request, Exception $exception)
// custom exception handler for unauthenticated requests
if ($exception instanceof AuthenticationException) {
return response()->json([
'errors' => [
'status' => 401,
'message' => 'Unauthenticated',
], 401);
// default handler
return parent::render($request, $exception);
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