Laravel support for AWS Lambda.

dev-master 2019-06-06 13:17 UTC

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Last update: 2024-02-06 23:26:24 UTC


This package adds support to run Laravel in AWS Lambda.



  1. First, install the package via composer:
composer require jeylabs/laravel-aws-lambda
  1. On versions of Laravel less than 5.5, you'll want to register the service provider. Add Jeylabs\LaravelAwsLambda\LambdaServiceProvider::class, to the providers array in config/app.php.

  2. Install the provided files in your application:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Jeylabs\LaravelAwsLambda\LambdaServiceProvider"

Advanced Installation Notes

  • The ServiceProvider is only required when publishing the files from the package. Feel free to either remove, or wrap in an environment check not not load in production.


You'll need to run this in a Lambda runtime which supports executing php. See aws-lambda-runtime-php, which is the runtime we use for testing and development of the package.

Once the package is installed, upload your built Laravel application to AWS Lambda as a function. Specify the Handler as handler.handler; this will load the published handler.php which was provided at the root of your application, and then invoke the handler() entrypoint into the package, which will bootstrap your application.

Currently the package supports events from two AWS data sources:

  • API Gateway
  • SQS

Additionally, you may invoke the lambda (manually, or via CloudWatch events) with a custom JSON payload specifying an artisan command to be run.

API Gateway Usage

Register a route (single route, or {proxy+}) which is configured as a LAMBDA_PROXY route passing the request through to your lambda function.

The Laravel AWS Lambda package will pass the API Gateway request through the HTTP Kernel, thus following your normal application routing. The response object will then be converted to a valid LAMBDA_PROXY response, and returned to the caller.

SQS Usage

Configure an SQS queue to deliver messages to the AWS Lambda function. There is no need to configure or run a listener; the lambda will be invoked on demand when a message is delivered to the queue. It is recommended that you configure the batch size to 1.

Publish a valid Laravel queue message via the Laravel SQS Queue driver.

The Lambda will be invoked, the package will process the received message, and instantiate your job class as per normal.

Notes about running SQS jobs via AWS Lambda

When running SQS jobs via Lambda, it is Lambda that is responsible for executing the DeleteMessage call against SQS after successful execution. This occurs when the Lambda execution exits successfully.

If you configure Lambda to invoke with a batch size that is not one, multiple jobs may be passed through to the Lambda invocation. The Laravel AWS Lambda package will handle this for you by running each job in series. However, if any job encounters a failure, all jobs in the batch will be failed and retried by Lambda.

Running multiple jobs per batch is supported, and should permit higher throughput, but you should be aware of the possible consequences, and ensure your application is designed to handle multiple executions of already-run-jobs.

Running an Artisan command

You can pass a custom payload through to the Lambda to run an Artisan command:

  "command": "inspire"

The above sample payload will invoke the inspire command. You can use custom payloads such as this either via manual invocation during process automations, or as scheduled executions via CloudWatch Events in place of commands you would typically run via the Artisan Scheduler.


The Larvel AWS Lambda package reads an array of Handlers from configuration specified in config/aws-lambda.php. You may add your own custom handlers to this list, if desired.

Handlers are passed the $payload of the lambda invocation when they are being created.

Next, in a loop, each Handler is evaluated by calling the canHandle() method. Your handler should examine the payload, and determine if this is a job that should be handled by this handler.

When a handler returns true to the canHandle() check, it's handle() method is called. You may type-hint dependencies in the handle() method and they will be injected by the IoC while calling the method, similar to how Controllers, Jobs, and other invocations work in Laravel.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


The project provided a great starting point, and sample code forinteracting with the Laravel AWS Lambda.