This should be really easy, but it's not. Here is the default settings for a MySQL database in Laravel 5.
'mysql' => [
'driver' => 'mysql',
'host' => env('DB_HOST', 'localhost'),
'database' => env('DB_DATABASE', 'forge'),
'username' => env('DB_USERNAME', 'forge'),
'password' => env('DB_PASSWORD', ''),
'charset' => 'utf8',
'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
'prefix' => '',
'strict' => false,
php artisan env
Laravel 5 is not yet in beta.
Taylor has already mentioned in a recent podcast that he'll need to make changes to Forge to accommodate Laravel 5 environmental settings.
I think from memory he mentioned the ability to just edit the
.env file from Forge.
For now - you should just put all your settings into a
.env file in the root of your web server and it will work.