Composer plugin for copying module assets into application document roots.

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api-tools-asset-manager is a composer plugin that will copy configured web-accessible assets into the public document root of your Laminas application. It uses the configuration format of rwoverdijk/AssetManager, and specifically the subset:

'asset_manager' => [
    'resolver_configs' => [
        'paths' => [
            /* paths containing asset directories */

Each configured path is iterated, and every path under it is then copied into the public tree.


$ composer require --dev laminas-api-tools/api-tools-asset-manager

Recommended for development

We recommend usage of this module primarily for development purposes. In most cases, assets from third-party modules should be overridden with project-specific assets when preparing for production. To emphasize this, the assets are excluded from your git repository by default. (You may add them manually later, as explained below.)


As an example, given the following directory structure inside a package:

- asset/
  - gruntfile.js
  - package.json
  - api-tools/
    - css/
      - bootstrap.min.css
    - img/
      - logo.png
    - js/
      - bootstrap.min.js
      - jquery.min.js
  - api-tools-welcome/
    - css/
      - main.min.css
    - img/
      - ag-hero.png
- config/
  - module.config.php

where module.config.php defines (minimally) the following:

return [
    'asset_manager' => [
        'resolver_configs' => [
            'paths' => [
                __DIR__ . '/../asset/'

When you install the package, the asset manager will copy each of the asset/api-tools/ and asset/api-tools-welcome/ trees to the project's public/ path. The individual files asset/, asset/gruntfile.js, and asset/package.json are omitted from the install, as they are not directories.

Additionally, during installation, the plugin adds a .gitignore file to the public/ path, listing each of the new directories:

# public/.gitignore

After installation, you may access any of the assets installed relative to the public root.


When you remove the module, the plugin will:

  • Remove any asset trees configured for the module from the public tree.
  • Remove the .gitignore entries associated with those asset trees from the public/.gitignore file.

Keeping assets

Assets are marked by Git to ignore by default. The intention of this module is primarily for development purposes; it was developed to allow installation of assets related to the Apiglity admin UI, welcome screen, and documentation, most of which are relevant in development mode only.

However, if you wish to keep the assets in your public tree, you can do so as follows:

  • Edit the public/.gitignore file to remove the entry for the asset tree(s) you wish to keep.
  • Add the asset tree(s) to your repository (git add public/{tree}).

Removing the entry from public/.gitignore is enough to prevent the uninstaller from removing the assets when you remove a module.