Laravel 4 encryption package that uses the PHP openssl extension

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1.0 2013-05-30 23:23 UTC


Laravel 4 encryption package that uses the PHP openssl extension.

It can replace the default Laravel 4 encryption core package that uses the PHP mcrypt extension.

It has been created to run Laravel 4 apps on the Google App Engine for PHP platform that currently (may 2013) does not support the mcrypt extension.


Add the neoxia/laravel-openssl-encryption package to your composer.json file.

"require": {
    "laravel/framework": "4.0.*",
    "neoxia/laravel-openssl-encryption": "1.0.*"

Install the package.

$ php composer.phar install

In the app/config/app.php file, register the LaravelOpensslEncryptionServiceProvider and comment the default EncryptionServiceProvider.

'providers' => array(


One more thing ...

Currently, Laravel 4 checks if the PHP mcrypt extension is loaded and die if it is not !
So, to complete the installation, we have to bypass this check.
But unfortunately, this check is done in the Illuminate\Foundation\start.php script, at the heart of the framework bootstrap process.

To bypass the check, change the start.php script in the vendor\laravel\framework\src\Illuminate\Foundation folder as follow.

if ( false and ! extension_loaded('mcrypt'))
    die('Laravel requires the Mcrypt PHP extension.'.PHP_EOL);