How to Publish API Route File in Laravel 11?

By Hardik Savani April 16, 2024 Category : Laravel


In this short post, we will show you how to publish api route file in laravel 11 framework.

The release of Laravel 11 is around the corner and it is packed with a lot of new features and improvements. Laravel 11 comes with a slimmer application skeleton. Laravel 11 introduce streamlined application structure, per-second rate limiting, health routing etc.

By default in Laravel 11, you will not be able to see the API route file, and you cannot define API routes in Laravel 11. But if you want to define API routes, then you need to publish the API route file using the below command. It will publish the `api.php` file and also install Sanctum. So, let's see the commands:

Laravel 11 provides the following commands to publish API routes.

Laravel Publish API Route File:

You can run the following command to publish the API route file:

php artisan install:api

Now, you can see a new `api.php` file in the routes directory.


use Illuminate\Auth\Middleware\Authenticate;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
Route::get('/user', function (Request $request) {
    return $request->user();

Then you can work on it.

I hope it can help you...