MongoDB library and Auth driver for Laravel 4

0.1.2 2013-01-30 17:23 UTC


MongoDB library and Auth driver for Laravel 4.

It extends PHP's MongoDB Native Driver.


Require flatline/mongol in your project's composer.json:

    "require": {
        "flatline/mongol": "0.1.*"

Update or install your packages with composer update or composer install respectively.

Now you need to register MongolServiceProvider with Laravel.
Open up app/config/app.php and add the following to the providers key:


You can also register the facade in the class aliases, look for the aliases key and add the following:

'Mongol' => 'Flatline\Mongol\Mongol'

This way you can use Mongol::connection() instead of Flatline\Mongol\Mongol::connection().


In order to use your own database credentials you can extend the package configuration by creating app/config/packages/flatline/mongol/config.php.

You can do this by running the following Artisan command.

$ php artisan config:publish flatline/mongol

Here's an example configuration using mongohq

'default' => array(
    'host'     => 'alex.mongohq.com',
    'port'     => 10002,
    'username' => 'your_username',
    'password' => 'your_db_password',
    'database' => 'your_db_name',

You can also connect as admin

'other_credentials' => array(
    'host'     => 'localhost',
    'username' => 'your_admin_username',
    'password' => 'your_admin_db_password',
    'database' => 'your_db_name',
    'admin'    => true,

You can create as many database credential groups as you need.

Auth Driver configuration

To use Mongol with the Auth library, just set 'mongol' as the driver in app/config/auth.php:

'driver' => 'mongol'


You use it the same way you would use the native driver, but first you need to get the connection and database.

To get your default connection use:


To get other connection:


To get the database just use:


And to get other db using the same credentials (you must be authenticated as admin), you can use: