Integration Guide - PHP (Laravel) SDK

Source Code on GitHub

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A Middleware for PHP Laravel (> 5.1) to automatically capture incoming HTTP traffic.

How to install

Via Composer

$ composer require moesif/moesif-laravel

or add ‘moesif/moesif-laravel’ to your composer.json file accordingly.

How to use

Add Service Provider

// within config/app.php

'providers' => [

Add to Middleware

If website root is your API, add to the root level:

// within App/Http/Kernel.php

protected $middleware = [

If API under specific route group, add to your route group:

// within App/Http/Kernel.php

protected $middlewareGroups = [
    'api' => [

To track only certain routes, use route specific middleware setup.

Publish the package config file

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Moesif\Middleware\MoesifLaravelServiceProvider"

Setup config

Edit config/moesif.php file.

// within config/moesif.php

return [
    'applicationId' => 'YOUR APPLICATION ID',

You can find your Application Id from Moesif Dashboard -> Top Right Menu -> App Setup

For other configuration options, see below.

Configuration options

You can define Moesif configuration options in the config/moesif.php file. Some of these fields are functions.


Type: String Required, a string that identifies your application.


Type: ($request, $response) => String Optional, a function that takes a $request and $response and return a string for userId. Moesif automatically obtains end userId via $request->user()[‘id’], In case you use a non standard way of injecting user into $request or want to override userId, you can do so with identifyUserId.

// within config/moesif.php

$identifyUserId = function($request, $response) {
    // $user = $request->user();
    // return $user['id'];

    return 'end_user_id';
return [
  'identifyUserId' => $identifyUserId


Type: ($request, $response) => String Optional, a function that takes a $request and $response and return a string for sessionId. Moesif automatically sessionizes by processing at your data, but you can override this via identifySessionId if you’re not happy with the results.


Type: String Optional, a string to specifiy an API Version such as 1.0.1, allowing easier filters.


Type: $headers => $headers Optional, a function that takes a $headers, which is an associative array, and returns an associative array with your sensitive headers removed/masked.

// within config/moesif.php

$maskRequestHeaders = function($headers) {
    $headers['password'] = '****';
    return $headers;

return [
  'maskRequestHeaders' => $maskRequestHeaders


Type: $body => $body Optional, a function that takes a $body, which is an associative array representation of JSON, and returns an associative array with any information removed.

// within config/moesif.php

$maskRequestBody = function($body) {
    // remove any sensitive information.
    return $body;

return [
  'maskRequestBody' => $maskRequestBody


Type: $headers => $headers Optional, same as above, but for Responses.


Type: $body => $body Optional, same as above, but for Responses.


Type: ($request, $response) => String Optional, a function that takes a $request and $response and returns true if this API call should be not be sent to Moesif.


Type: Boolean Optional, If true, will print debug messages using Illuminate\Support\Facades\Log

Credits for Moesif Laravel SDK

  • Parts of queuing & sending data via forked non-blocking process is based on Mixpanel’s PHP client code which is open sourced under Apache License, Version 2.0.

Additional Tips:

  • The forked (i.e. non-blocking way) of sending data is using exec() with a cURL command. The Php exec() command can be successful but the cURL itself may have 401 errors. So after integration, if you don’t see events and data show up in your Moesif Dash. Please turn on debug option, then the cURL command itself will logged. You can execute that cURL command and see what the issues are. The most common thing to check is if the Application ID is set correctly.

An Example Laravel App with Moesif Integrated

Moesif Laravel Example

Other integrations

To view more more documentation on integration options, please visit the Integration Options Documentation.

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