Laravel multi-application support.

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This package provides basic support for Laravel multi-application.


You can install this package using the Composer manager:

$ composer require elfsundae/laravel-apps

For earlier Laravel than v5.5, you need to register the service provider manually:


Then publish the configuration file to your config directory:

$ php artisan vendor:publish --tag=laravel-apps


The url configuration option defines the root URL of each application:

'url' => [
    'web' => 'https://example.com',
    'admin' => 'https://example.com/admin',
    'mobile' => 'https://m.example.com',
    'api' => 'https://api.example.com',
    'assets' => 'https://assets.foo.net',

The providers array lists the class names of service providers for each application, you may configure this to selectively register service providers.

The config option may be used to override the default configurations for each application. Additionally, you may wish to put all of your application defaults in one place instead of editing separate configuration files, just put them in the default key:

'config' => [

    'default' => [
        'app.timezone' => 'Asia/Shanghai',
        'app.log' => env('APP_LOG', 'daily'),
        'app.log_max_files' => 50,
        'filesystems.disks.public.url' => env('APP_URL_ASSETS', env('APP_URL')).'/storage',

        'debugbar.options.auth.show_name' => false,
        'debugbar.options.route.label' => false,

    'admin' => [
        'auth.defaults' => [
            'guard' => 'admin',
            'passwords' => 'admin_users',
        'filesystems.default' => 'public',
        'session.domain' => env('SESSION_DOMAIN_ADMIN', null),

    'api' => [
        'auth.defaults.guard' => 'api',
        'filesystems.default' => 's3',



Obtain Application Manager Instance

You may obtain the application manager instance using the Apps facade, the apps() helper function or injecting the ElfSundae\Apps\AppManager dependency.

Retrieve Application URL Configuration

use ElfSundae\Apps\Facades\Apps;

// Get all application URLs

// Get all application identifiers

// Get URL root for the assets app

// Get URL domain for the api app

// Get URL prefix for the admin app

Determine The Current Application Identifier

The application identifier to the current request can be determined via the id method on the app manager, or using the corresponding app_id helper function:

$appId = Apps::id();

$appId = app_id();

You may also pass arguments to the id method to check if the current application identifier matches a given value. The method will return true if the identifier matches any of the given values:

if (Apps::id('admin')) {
    // Currently requesting admin app

if (app_id('web', 'admin')) {
    // Currently requesting either web app OR admin app

Selectively Register Service Providers

Instead of adding all service providers to the config/app.php file, you may want to selectively register service providers for certain sub applications to optimize performance. To do so, simply list the providers to the providers array in the config/apps.php configuration file:

'providers' => [

    'admin' => [

    'api' => [


⚠️ If your application runs on Laravel 5.5+ which support package discovery, you also need to disable discovery for the optional packages in the composer.json file:

"extra": {
    "laravel": {
        "dont-discover": [

Don't worry about the deferred service providers, as the deferred providers are only loaded when needed.

Define Application Routes

The routes method on the app manager helps you define route group for each application. In general, you will call it in the map method of your RouteServiceProvider:

class RouteServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
    protected $namespace = 'App\Http\Controllers';

     * Define the routes for the application.
     * @return void
    public function map()

The route files named with the application identifiers in the routes directory will be automatically loaded, such as routes/web.php, routes/admin.php.

By default, the routes method will assign the existing middleware group named with the application identifier or web to the route group, and the namespace applied to your controller routes will be StudlyCase of the application identifier.

For example, apps()->routes() is equivalent to:

// web: https://example.com
    'domain' => 'example.com',
    'middleware' => 'web',
    'namespace' => $this->namespace.'\Web',
], function ($router) {
    require base_path('routes/web.php');

// api: https://api.example.com
    'domain' => 'api.example.com',
    'middleware' => 'api',
    'namespace' => $this->namespace.'\Api',
], function ($router) {
    require base_path('routes/api.php');

// admin: https://example.com/admin
    'domain' => 'example.com',
    'prefix' => 'admin',
    'middleware' => 'web', // suppose if the "admin" middleware group does not exist
    'namespace' => $this->namespace.'\Admin',
], function ($router) {
    require base_path('routes/admin.php');

// ...

Of course, you are free to specify any route attributes:

    'web' => [
        'namespace' => $this->namespace,
    'admin' => [
        'middleware' => ['web', 'admin.ip'],
        'as' => 'admin.',
        'where' => [
            'id' => '[0-9]+',

In addition to an array, you can pass a Closure to the routes method:

apps()->routes(function ($id, $apps) {
    return ['as' => $id.'.'];

Generate URL

You can use the url method or the corresponding app_url helper function to generate an absolute URL to a path for a specified application:

apps()->url('admin', 'user', [$user]); // https://example.com/admin/user/123

app_url('api', 'posts'); // https://api.example.com/posts

The asset method generates a URL with the root URL of the assets application:

apps()->asset('js/app.js'); // https://assets.foo.net/js/app.js

Custom Root URL For asset() Helper

The Laravel built-in URL::asset method or the corresponding asset, secure_asset helper functions are designed to generate URL for the application assets. In most applications, we will probably specify a cookie-free domain or use CDN for the assets, however we can not set custom root URL for these built-in assets methods, and for now there is no elegant way to extend the core UrlGenerator.

You may use URL::assetFrom, Apps::asset, or a custom helper function to generate assets URLs, but it is awfully boring to replace all asset() calls to your own assets method for the third-party packages. Maybe a better workaround is overwriting the built-in asset helper: define your asset function before including the Composer autoloader file, in your public/index.php file:

function asset($path, $secure = null)
    return apps()->asset($path, $secure);

require __DIR__.'/../vendor/autoload.php';

This package ships with an asset.php file you may include to use the root URL of the assets application for the asset() helper:

require __DIR__.'/../vendor/elfsundae/laravel-apps/asset.php';

require __DIR__.'/../vendor/autoload.php';

FYI, related PR laravel/framework#22372.

Extend Application Manager

The AppManager class is macroable, that means you can use the macro method to extend it:

Apps::macro('route', function ($name, $parameters = []) {
    return URL::route($this->id().'.'.$name, $parameters);


$ composer test


This package is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT License.