A simple Laravel 6/7/8/9/10/11 service provider for including the AWS SDK for PHP.

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This is a simple Laravel service provider for making it easy to include the official AWS SDK for PHP in your Laravel and Lumen applications.

This README is for version 3.x of the service provider, which is implemented to work with Version 3 of the AWS SDK for PHP and Laravel 5.1.

Major Versions:

  • 3.x (YOU ARE HERE) - For laravel/framework:6.0|7.0|8.0|9.0|10.0|11.0 and aws/aws-sdk-php:^3.279.0
  • 2.x (2.0 branch) - For laravel/framework:5.0.* and aws/aws-sdk-php:~2.4
  • 1.x (1.0 branch) - For laravel/framework:4.* and aws/aws-sdk-php:~2.4

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Getting Started


The AWS Service Provider can be installed via Composer by requiring the aws/aws-sdk-php-laravel package in your project's composer.json.

    "require": {
        "aws/aws-sdk-php-laravel": "~3.0"

Then run a composer update

php composer.phar update

To use the AWS Service Provider, you must register the provider when bootstrapping your application.


In Lumen find the Register Service Providers in your bootstrap/app.php and register the AWS Service Provider.



In Laravel find the providers key in your config/app.php and register the AWS Service Provider.

    'providers' => array(
        // ...

Find the aliases key in your config/app.php and add the AWS facade alias.

    'aliases' => array(
        // ...
        'AWS' => Aws\Laravel\AwsFacade::class,


By default, the package uses the following environment variables to auto-configure the plugin without modification:

AWS_REGION (default = us-east-1)

To customize the configuration file, publish the package configuration using Artisan.

php artisan vendor:publish  --provider="Aws\Laravel\AwsServiceProvider"

The settings can be found in the generated config/aws.php configuration file. By default, the credentials and region settings will pull from your .env file.

return [
    'credentials' => [
        'key'    => env('AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID', ''),
        'secret' => env('AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY', ''),
    'region' => env('AWS_REGION', 'us-east-1'),
    'version' => 'latest',
    // You can override settings for specific services
    'Ses' => [
        'region' => 'us-east-1',

Note that you can always delete the credentials line from this file if you'd like to use the default SDK Configuration Provider chain instead.

Referring Laravel 5.2.0 Upgrade guide, you must using config file instead of environment variable option if using php artisan config:cache.

Learn more about configuring the SDK on the SDK's User Guide.


In order to use the AWS SDK for PHP within your app, you need to retrieve it from the Laravel Service Container. The following example uses the Amazon S3 client to upload a file.

$s3 = App::make('aws')->createClient('s3');
    'Bucket'     => 'YOUR_BUCKET',
    'Key'        => 'YOUR_OBJECT_KEY',
    'SourceFile' => '/the/path/to/the/file/you/are/uploading.ext',

If the AWS facade is registered within the aliases section of the application configuration, you can also use the following technique.

$s3 = AWS::createClient('s3');
    'Bucket'     => 'YOUR_BUCKET',
    'Key'        => 'YOUR_OBJECT_KEY',
    'SourceFile' => '/the/path/to/the/file/you/are/uploading.ext',

To use in Lumen, you need to retrieve it from the service container a bit differently:

$s3 = app('aws')->createClient('s3');
    'Bucket'     => 'YOUR_BUCKET',
    'Key'        => 'YOUR_OBJECT_KEY',
    'SourceFile' => '/the/path/to/the/file/you/are/uploading.ext',

Getting Help

Please use these community resources for getting help. We use the GitHub issues for tracking bugs and feature requests and have limited bandwidth to address them.

This SDK implements AWS service APIs. For general issues regarding the AWS services and their limitations, you may also take a look at the Amazon Web Services Discussion Forums.

Opening Issues

If you encounter a bug with aws-sdk-php-laravel we would like to hear about it. Search the existing issues and try to make sure your problem doesn’t already exist before opening a new issue. It’s helpful if you include the version of aws-sdk-php-laravel, PHP version and OS you’re using. Please include a stack trace and reduced repro case when appropriate, too.

The GitHub issues are intended for bug reports and feature requests. For help and questions with using aws-sdk-php please make use of the resources listed in the Getting Help section. There are limited resources available for handling issues and by keeping the list of open issues lean we can respond in a timely manner.


We work hard to provide a high-quality and useful SDK for our AWS services, and we greatly value feedback and contributions from our community. Please review our contributing guidelines before submitting any issues or pull requests to ensure we have all the necessary information to effectively respond to your bug report or contribution.