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A fluent wrapper around Mojang's Minecraft API.

v0.0.4 2017-05-25 19:22 UTC

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This is a simple package providing you with all the tools to quickstart development on that Minecraft site you've been craving. Retrieve UUIDs based on usernames or the other way around with a simple and human-readable API.


Via composer:

$ composer require sven/minecraft-php

If you're using the Laravel framework, you can add the MinecraftServiceProvider to your providers array:

// config/app.php
'providers' => [

You may also add the Minecraft facade to the aliases array to use the facade:

// config/app.php
'aliases' => [
    'Minecraft' => Sven\Minecraft\Facades\Minecraft::class,


$minecraft = new Sven\Minecraft\Minecraft;

// Build up the user object from a given username.

// Supply an optional UNIX timestamp to get the user object of the player who
// owned that username at the time.
$minecraft->fromName($username, time() - (365 * 24 * 60 * 60));

// Build up the user object from a given UUID.

If you specified the alias in config/app.php, you can use the facade:



This always returns you the same object (Sven\Minecraft\Minecraft). You may use the get() and only($property) methods on it to retrieve the data:

$minecraft = new Minecraft;
$user = $minecraft->fromName('jeb_');

$user->get()->name;  // jeb_
$user->get()->uuid;  // 853c80ef3c3749fdaa49938b674adae6

$user->only('name'); // jeb_
$user->only('uuid'); // 853c80ef3c3749fdaa49938b674adae6

If you want more flexibility, the ->get() method returns a JSON object of data for your user:

$user->get(); // {"name": "jeb_", "uuid": "853c80ef3c3749fdaa49938b674adae6"}

Rate limiting

Mojang has some rate limiting in place so you are expected to cache the results. You may send 1 request per minute to the same resource, and you may request as many unique resources as you'd like. Keep in mind Mojang might change this at any time.


This is simply a wrapper around Mojang's API, beautifully (yet unofficially) documented at


sven/minecraft-php is licensed under the MIT License (MIT). Please see the license file for more information.