How to Generate App Key in Laravel?

By Hardik Savani August 8, 2022 Category : Laravel

Hello Guys,

In this example, let's see how to generate app key in laravel. you will learn how to create app key in laravel. We will look at an example of laravel generate app key. We will look at an example of laravel create app key.

You can use this command with laravel 6, laravel 7, laravel 8 and laravel 9 versions.

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.

.env

APP_KEY=base64:P9r5RXnghdhnhohddh2HDhBkPGnbLClYiRLx02QG0V6Tw=

I hope you get it.

It can help you...

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