In this guide, we will discuss how to setup a Laravel project, that uses Onboardbase to manage its secrets(environment variables).


This section assumes you already have a project set up in Onboardbase Dashboard. If you don't, please create an account and get started!

Create a Laravel Project

We would be deploying the demo version of the create project.

From anywhere comfortable in your terminal, run:

composer global require laravel/installer

laravel new managed-app

Then, change into the project folder cd managed-app and add a remote git URL.

git remote add origin [REMOTE_GIT_URL]

git push --set-upstream origin main

Finally, start the project with:

php artisan serve

Install Onboardbase CLI

Follow the installation guide to set up Onboardbase CLI for your machine.

Verify installation with onboardbase --version which would output the version of the CLI you just installed.

Authenticate Onboardbase CLI

From anywhere in your terminal, run onboardbase login, and accept to open the page in a browser.

On the authorization page, enter your email, and a confirmation link would be sent to the email. Click on the link, and your CLI should be authorized - check your terminal to confirm.

Setup Onboardbase CLI

After successful installation, from the Laravel Project directory in your terminal, run:

onboardbase setup

This would list all your projects, select the react project, select the development environment and accept to add .onboardbase.yaml to your .gitignore file.

This would create an .onboardbase.yaml file that has all the details you selected during the setup and that would be used by the build script to know which secrets to pull into your react project.

Building with Onboardbase CLI

Since we have all our secrets on Onboardbase, we would be using the build tool from Onboardbase to load secrets into the project.

To do this, modify your start script instead of using this:

php artisan serve

To this:

onboardbase run -c 'php artisan serve'