Allows you to store Eloquent properties encrypted in your database, and automatically decrypt when accessed.

v1.0.1 2020-05-03 19:00 UTC

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Last update: 2023-01-14 21:32:38 UTC


A Laravel 5 package that allows you to store Eloquent model properties encrypted in your database, and automatically decrypts them when you need to access them.



composer require sagalbot/encryptable


This package is really just a simple trait and property that you can add to your Eloquent models. Usage is simple:

  1. Before using Laravel's encrypter, you must set a key option in your config/app.php configuration file.

    artisan key:generate

    note: If you already have APP_KEY set in your .env, you should skip this step.

  2. Use the Sagalbot\Encryptable\Encryptable trait:

    use \Sagalbot\Encryptable\Encryptable;
  3. Set the $encryptable array on your Model.

    protected $encryptable = ['my_encrypted_property'];
  4. That's it! Here's a complete example:

    namespace App;
    use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
    use Sagalbot\Encryptable\Encryptable;
    class MyEncryptedModel extends Model
        use Encryptable;
         * The attributes that should be encrypted when stored.
         * @var array
        protected $encryptable = [ 'my_encrypted_property', 'another_secret' ];

Encryption Options

By default, the package uses the global encrypt() and decrypt() Laravel functions, which are just aliases to resolve the Illuminate\Encryption\Encrypter::class out of the container. Laravel's encrypter uses OpenSSL to provide AES-256 and AES-128 encryption, which you can read more about at the Laravel Docs.

If you need to adjust how a specific model encrypts and decrypts its properties, you can override the decryptAttribute and encryptAttribute methods on your model:

 * @param $value
protected function encryptAttribute($value)
    //  encrypt the value

 * @param $value
protected function decryptAttribute($value)
    //  decrypt the value

Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe

Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe

Don't lose your encryption key - you can't decrypt your stored data without it.