Laravel Queue Driver for Microsoft Azure Storage Queue

v8.0.0 2020-09-19 00:34 UTC


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PHP Laravel Queue Driver package to support Microsoft Azure Storage Queues


  • Laravel 5.2 - 8.x (not tested on previous versions)
  • PHP 5.6+ for Laravel 5.2+
  • PHP 7+ for Laravel 5.5+
  • PHP 7.1+ for Laravel 5.6+
  • PHP 7.2+ for Laravel 6+
  • PHP 7.3+ for Laravel 8+
  • Microsoft Azure Storage Account and Storage Account Key
  • Queue container created through Azure Portal or via Azure CLI or PowerShell


Install using composer

You can find this library on Packagist.

Important notes for Laravel 8

Laravel 8 has moved to Guzzle 7.x, but the upstream dependency microsoft/azure-storage-queue from this package still uses Guzzle 6. This will cause composer to fail during dependency resolution.

Tests so far have not identified any impacting breaking changes between Guzzle 6 and 7, so while we wait for the upstream package to be updated, you can work around this issue by adding/updating your root composer.json file to use an inline alias for guzzlehttp/guzzle:

"guzzlehttp/guzzle": "7.0.1 as 6.5.5"

Or run this command:

composer require guzzlehttp/guzzle:"7.0.1 as 6.5.5" 


Require this package in your composer.json. The version numbers will follow Laravel.

Laravel 8.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "^8.0"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:^8.0

Laravel 7.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "^7.0"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:^7.0

Laravel 6.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "^6.0"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:^6.0

Laravel 5.8.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "5.8.*"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:5.8.*

Laravel 5.7.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "5.7.*"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:5.7.*

Laravel 5.6.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "5.6.*"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:5.6.*

Laravel 5.5.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "5.5.*"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:5.5.*

Laravel 5.4.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "5.4.*"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:5.4.*

Laravel 5.3.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "5.3.*"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:5.3.*

Laravel 5.2.x

"squigg/azure-queue-laravel": "5.2.*"
composer require squigg/azure-queue-laravel:5.2.* 
For versions 5.3 and older only

Add the following pear repository in your composer.json file required for the Microsoft Azure SDK (v5.4+ uses the microsoft/azure-storage package instead, and v5.6+ uses microsoft/azure-storage-queue):

"repositories": [
        "type": "pear",
        "url": "http://pear.php.net"

Update Composer dependencies

composer update


Add Provider

If you are not using Laravel auto package discovery, add the ServiceProvider to your providers array in config/app.php:


For Lumen (5.x) you will need to add the provider to bootstrap/app.php:


Add Azure queue configuration

Add the following to the connections array in config/queue.php, and fill out your own connection data from the Azure Management portal:

'azure' => [
    'driver'        => 'azure',                             // Leave this as-is
    'protocol'      => 'https',                             // https or http
    'accountname'   => env('AZURE_QUEUE_STORAGE_NAME'),     // Azure storage account name
    'key'           => env('AZURE_QUEUE_KEY'),              // Access key for storage account
    'queue'         => env('AZURE_QUEUE_NAME'),             // Queue container name
    'timeout'       => 60,                                  // Seconds before a job is released back to the queue
    'endpoint'      => env('AZURE_QUEUE_ENDPOINTSUFFIX'),   // Optional endpoint suffix if different from core.windows.net

Add environment variables into your .env file to set the above configuration parameters:


Set the default Laravel queue

Update the default queue used by Laravel by setting the QUEUE_CONNECTION value in your .env file to azure.


This setting is QUEUE_DRIVER in older versions of Laravel.


Use the normal Laravel Queue functionality as per the documentation.

Remember to update the default queue by setting the QUEUE_DRIVER value in your .env file to azure.


2020-09-19 - V8.0 - Support for Laravel 8.x (composer dependency and test refactoring only)

2020-06-04 - V7.0 - Support for Laravel 7.x (composer dependency and test refactoring only)

2020-06-04 - V6.0 - Support for Laravel 6.x (composer dependency changes only)

2019-07-13 - V5.8 - Support for Laravel 5.8 (composer dependency and test changes only)

2019-07-13 - V5.7.1 - Fix invalid signature on call to base Laravel Queue method

2018-09-04 - V5.7 - Support for Laravel 5.7 (composer dependency changes only)

2018-02-07 - V5.6 - Switch to GA version of Microsoft Azure Storage PHP API. Support Laravel 5.6 (composer.json changes only). Update dev dependencies to latest versions.

2017-09-11 - V5.5 - Support Laravel 5.5 and PHP7+ only. Update Azure Storage API to 0.18

2017-09-11 - V5.4 - Update Azure Storage API to 0.15 (no breaking changes)


Released under the MIT License. Based on Alex Bouma's Laravel 4 package, updated for Laravel 5.