JSON-RPC Communication for Laravel

v1.2.0 2020-01-25 04:30 UTC

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Minions can be installed via composer:

composer require "katsana/minions=^1.2"


The package will automatically register a service provider.

Next, you need to publish the Minions configuration file:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Minions\MinionsServiceProvider" --tag="config"

Setting Project ID

Each project need to have a unique Project ID to be used to identify authorized RPC requests. You can set the project ID on config/minions.php configuration file:


return [
    // ...
    'id' => 'project-id',
    // ...


Configure Projects

Next, you need to setup the project clients and servers information:


return [
    // ...
    'projects' => [
        'client-project-id' => [
            'token' => 'secret-token',
            'signature' => 'secret-signature',
        'server-project-id' => [
            'endpoint' => 'http://server-project-id:8084',
            'token' => 'another-secret-token',
            'signature' => 'another-secret-signature',

    // ...

  • endpoint is only required for configurating server project connection from a client project. A server will never send request to a client project.
  • Each project should have a pair of unique token and secret, this will be shared only by the client and server as a form of message verification.

Setup for Client

To use Minions as a client, you need to install the following via Composer:

composer require "clue/buzz-react=^2.5"

Request Handler

To receive a request from a client, first we need to create a request handler on the server, for example let say we want to create a Add request.


namespace App\JsonRpc;

use Minions\Http\Message;

class MathAdd
     * Handle the incoming request.
     * @param  array  $arguments
     * @param  \Minions\Http\Message  $message
     * @return mixed
    public function __invoke(array $arguments, Message $message)
        return \array_sum($arguments);

You can use php artisan minions:make MathAdd to generate the base stub file App\JsonRpc\Add.

Registering the route

To register the route, all you need to do is add the request handler to routes/rpc.php:


use Minions\Router;

Router::rpc('math.add', 'App\JsonRpc\MathAdd');

You can run the following command to stub routes/rpc.php:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Minions\Http\MinionsServiceProvider" --tag="routes"

Making a Request

To make a request, you can create the following code:


use Minions\Client\Message;
use Minions\Client\ResponseInterface;
use Minions\Minion;

Minion::broadcast('server-project-id', Minion::message(
    'math.add', [1, 2, 3, 4]
))->then(function (ResponseInterface $response) {
    assert(10, $response->getRpcResult());


Running the RPC Server

To run Minions RPC Server, you have two options:

Please go through each option documentation for installation and usages guide.