Thomas Venturini Thomas Venturini - 2 years ago 473
PHP Question

Lumen Micro Framework => php artisan key:generate

I'm trying out the PHP micro Framework Lumen (from laravel).

One of my first steps was to look into the

.env.example
file and make a copy of it to have my
.env
file. There is a variable APP_KEY just like there is in laravel. Now I tried out the simple command
php artisan key:generate
to get my new key But I ran into the following error message

[InvalidArgumentException]
There are no commands defined in the "key" namespace.


Now after a bit of googeling which led me nowhere I am asking out for some help. So, does some one know how I can generate keys for Lumen?

Thanks in advance :)

Update with solution

So I found my favorite solution for this problem. On the commandline (linux) I run
php -r "echo md5(uniqid()).\"\n\";"
what gives me something like this
7142720170cef01171fd4af26ef17c93
.

If you are going to use lumen more often, you may want to create an alias in your
.bashrc
, which is located in your home directory
/home/USERNAME
. To do so, you can open the file with
nano ~/.bashrc
or
vi ~/.bashrc
and copy the following alias at the end of the file,
alias phpkey='php -r "echo md5(uniqid()).\"\n\";"'
. Now you can use the command
phpkey
which will give you a 32 character long random string :)

Have fun with it! :)

Answer Source

The Laravel command is fairly simple. It just generates a random 32 character long string. You can do the same in Lumen. Just temporarily add a route like this:

$app->get('/key', function() {
    return str_random(32);
});

Then go to /key in your browser and copy paste the key into your .env file.
Afterwards remove the route.

Obviously you could also use some random string generator online. Like this one

Recommended from our users: Dynamic Network Monitoring from WhatsUp Gold from IPSwitch. Free Download