How to Generate App Key in Laravel 11?

By Hardik Savani April 16, 2024 Category : Laravel

laravel 11 app key

Let's explore how to generate an application key in Laravel 11. This key is essential for encrypting data and ensuring security within your Laravel project.

Laravel provides an encrypted app key in laravel. Every laravel project has its own app key. Based on app key they will generate password, encrypt data etc. so when you get fresh laravel then provide APP_KEY variable on .env file with encrypted value. But when you clone repository from github, gitlab or anywhere then you have to generate new APP_KEY using laravel command.

If you created a .env file and you don't have APP_KEY yet then you will also find "no application encryption key has been specified." error.

So you can generate the app key using the below command:

Generate App Key Command:

run the below command to generate the app key in laravel.

php artisan key:generate

Then you will see on following .env file with updated value on APP_KEY variable.



I hope you get it.

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