Laravel specific settings

Publish the configuration

If you would like to publish the configuration of the package, you can run the following command:
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php artisan vendor:publish --provider="ForestAdmin\LaravelForestAdmin\ForestServiceProvider" --tag=config
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Send apimap on deploy

When you want to deploy your forest admin to production (or other branch different of your local environment), you must run the following command:
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php artisan forest:send-apimap
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This command must be run each time you deploy your application on production.
But you can avoid it and activate the mode "apimap send auto" with the environment variable FOREST_SEND_APIMAP_AUTOMATIC.
You have 2 solutions:
  • add FOREST_SEND_APIMAP_AUTOMATIC to your .env file and set to true
  • publish your configuration and set to true the send_apimap_automatic into config/forest.php
However, beware that if you activate this configuration, you must refresh your forest dashboard after you deploy on production.
Depending on your configuration, refreshing the whole application may take a few seconds after your deployment. Using the environment variable is recommended for small projects, whereas the php artisan command is better suited when dealing with bigger projects.

Onboard with Laravel Valet

When using Laravel Valet, you must configure to SSL.
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valet secure YOUR_PROJECT_NAME
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Then declare the corresponding url in your .env file into the APP_URL variable.
Don't forget the S of https
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APP_URL=https://YOUR_PROJECT_NAME.test
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With Laravel Valet the apimap is not updated automatically. We recommend that you set your environment variable FOREST_SEND_APIMAP_AUTOMATIC to true. More information in the previous chapter Send apimap on deploy
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