Provides service for data collecting for ronasit/laravel-swagger plugin

1.6.1 2020-12-02 02:46 UTC


This plugin is designed to gather information and generate documentation about your Rest-Api while passing the tests. The principle of operation is based on the fact that the special Middleware installed on the Route for which you want to collect information that after the successful completion of all tests generated Swagger-file. In addition this plug-in is able to draw Swagger-template to display the generated documentation for a config.



  1. Add to required "ronasit/laravel-swagger": "master-dev"
  2. Run composer update


  1. Add AutoDocServiceProvider::class to providers in config/app.php
  2. Run php artisan vendor:publish


  1. Add middleware AutoDocMiddleware::class to Http/Kernel.php.
  2. Add AutoDocRequestTrait to your parent Request in Http/Requests/Request.php
  3. Set AutoDocTestCase as parent of your TestCase in tests/TestCase.php
  4. In config/auto-doc.php you can specify enabling of plugin, info of your project, some defaults descriptions and route for rendering of documentation.
  5. In .env file you should add following lines SWAGGER_FILEPATH_PRODUCTION=/example-folder/documentation.json SWAGGER_FILEPATH_TEMP=/tmp/documentation.json


For correcting work of plugin you have to dispose all the validation rules in the rules() method of class YourRequest, which must be connected to the controller via DependencyInjection. In annotation of custom request you can specify summary and description of this request. Plugin will take validation rules from your request and use it as description of input parameter.



namespace App\Http\Requests;  
use Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Guard;  
 * @summary Updating of user
 * @description
 *  This request mostly needed to specity flags <strong>free_comparison</strong> and 
 *  <strong>all_cities_available</strong> of user
 * @_204 Successful MF!
class UpdateUserDataRequest extends Request
     * Determine if the user is authorized to make this request.
     * @return bool
    public function authorize(Guard $guard)
        return $guard->check();
     * Get the validation rules that apply to the request.
     * @return array
    public function rules()
        return [
            'all_cities_available' => 'boolean',
            'free_comparison' => 'boolean'
  • @summary - short description of request
  • @description - Implementation Notes
  • @_204 - Custom description of code of response. You can specify any code if you wish.

If you do not create a class Request, the summary, Implementation Notes and parameters will be empty. Plugin will collect codes and examples of responses only.

If you do not create annotations to request summary will generate automatically from Name of Request. For example request UpdateUserDataRequest will have summary Update user data request.

If you do not create annotations for descriptions of codes it will be generated automatically the following priorities:

  1. Annotations of request
  2. Default description from auto-doc.defaults.code-descriptions.{$code}
  3. Descriptions from Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response::$statusTexts

Note about configs:

  • auto-doc.route - it's a route where will be located generated documentation
  • auto-doc.basePath - it's a route where located root of your api


Auto-doc plugin is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.