With the release of Laravel 5.1.11 it featured a new authorization or ACL system to make restricting access easier than ever before.
Since the announcement several people throughout the community has created videos and tutorials around this feature to help you get up to speed.
Laracasts has added three new videos in their What’s New Series
Christoph Rumpel wrote about the new ACL features
Matt Stauffer also wrote a tutorial on it for his Laravel series.
It’s really inspiring that in just over a week so many resources have been created to help the community learn about this new feature.