Laravel provider for crypto functionality

v3.0.2 2022-09-30 08:23 UTC

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Last update: 2022-09-30 08:23:49 UTC


To learn more about the crypto used in the projects, please take a look at our crypto doc.


  • PHP >= 8.0
  • Laravel >= 8.0


  1. Install the package via composer:
composer require minvws/laravel-crypto
  1. If you are running Laravel 5.5 or higher (the package will be auto-discovered), skip this step. Find the providers array key in config/app.php and register the Laravel Crypto Service Provider:
'providers' => [


This section describes the usage of the different crypto functionalities

CMS Crypto

CMS crypto allows you to easily encrypt (and possibly decrypt) data.


class UserController {
    protected CmsCryptoInterface $service;
    function index()
        $cipherText = $this->service->encrypt('plaintext');
        return new JsonResponse(['data' => $cipherText]);        

Sealbox Crypto

class UserController {
    protected SealboxCryptoInterface $service;
    function index()
        $cipherText = $this->service->encrypt('plaintext');
        return new JsonResponse(['data' => $cipherText]);        


class UserController {
    protected SignatureCryptoInterface $service;
    function index()
        $sig = $this->service->sign('foobar', false);
        return new JsonResponse(['signature' => $sig]);        

Laravel HTTP Middleware

Step 1: Add to app/Http/Kernel.php:

/*/ Package Middleware /*/
    'cms_sign' => \MinVWS\Crypto\Laravel\Http\Middleware\CmsSignature::class,

Step 2: Add your middleware to your routes:

    [RouteController::class, 'index']

Environment vars

# OpenSSL CMS encryption
CMS_ENCRYPTION_CERT_PATHS        A comma separated list of x509 certificate paths that are used for encrypting data 
CMS_DECRYPTION_CERT_PATH         A certificate file path that is used for decrypting data (optional)  
CMS_DECRYPTION_CERT_KEY_PATH     The key file for the cert that is used for decrypting data (optional)  

# LibSodium sealbox
CMS_SEAL_PRIVKEY            Our own private X25519 key
CMS_SEAL_RECIPIENT_PUBKEY   Public X25519 key of the recipient

# OpenSSL CMS signing
CMS_SIGN_X509_CERT          The certificate file to sign the data
CMS_SIGN_X509_KEY           The key file to sign the data
CMS_SIGN_X509_PASS          Optional passphrase for the key file
CMS_SIGN_X509_CHAIN         Optional chain of certificates to be added to the signed data

Running tests

Tests are run based on your PHP version. On PHP7, openssl functionality that is not available, will not be tested.

Running tests when you don't have PHP8 (but have docker):

You can still test PHP8 functionality when running PHP7 by using the PHP8 docker image:

docker run -ti -w /app -v $PWD:/app php:8-cli php /app/vendor/bin/phpunit

Using code coverage on PHP8:

docker run -ti -w /app -v $PWD:/app php:8-cli phpdbg -qrr /app/vendor/bin/phpunit --coverage-html=./html