Automatic Tenancy For Your Laravel App


October 8th, 2019

Automatic Tenancy For Your Laravel App

The stancl/tenancy package provides automatic multi-tenancy for your Laravel application:

  • No model traits to change database connections
  • No replacing Laravel classes with tenancy-aware classes
  • Built-in tenant identification based on hostname, including second-level domains)

It works by using the current hostname as the tenant, switching database and Redis connections, and suffixing things like cache and filesystems.

The stancl/tenancy package comes with artisan commands and an API to do things like creating new tenants:

use Stancl\Tenancy\Tenant;
->withDomains(['', ''])
->withData(['plan' => 'free'])

This package also provides a concept of tenant storage, which stores things like the tenant’s IDs, domains, plan, and you can even store tenant-specific application configuration:

$tenant->put($key, $value);
$tenant->set($key, $value); // alias for put()
$tenant->put(['key1' => 'value1', 'key2' => 'value2']);

You can learn more about this package and view the source code on GitHub at stancl/tenancy. Also, check out the stancl/tenancy documentation for full setup and usage instructions.

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.