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Laravel Firebase Tutorial With Example

Last updated on June 6, 2022 by

In this tutorial, we will learn how to integrate Laravel Firebase. The Firebase is Google’s mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business.

We are presuming that you guys already have a Firebase account with project & database setup. If not then follow Step 1 & Step 2 else skip those steps. Let’s just jump into the Laravel Firebase tutorial.

Step 1 Create A Firebase Project

You should have a Google account to create a Firebase project. If you don’t have an existing account then please create one.

After creating a Google account, you are eligible to create a Firebase project.

  1. First, go to the Firebase console
  2. Then click on the "Add project" button as shown below
create firebase project with laravel
  1. After that, a popup will appear then enter the project name. Our is "laravel-firebase-demo". Accept the terms and click on the "Continue" button.
add project name in laravel firebase
turn on laravel firebase google analytics
  1. Next, it will ask for other information like Google Analytics and other things. You can enable it if you want to or skip it. After completing all the steps, it will do some process and you will see a screen like the one below:
laravel firebase project created screen

Great! We have just finished the small step. Let’s move forward.

Step 2 Create A Database

  1. Now, Navigate to the Realtime Database section under the Build menu.
laravel firebase create database button
  1. It’ll open a popup and it will ask the database location, you can choose your own or continue with the default selection.
laravel create firebase database
  1. In the very next step, it will ask to set up security rules. Click on "Start in test mode" and then click on "Enable" button.
laravel firebase security rules
  1. After clicking on the Enable button, you will see the following screen.
get firebase url in laravel
  1. Let’s add some data into the database manually so that we can verify the Laravel firebase connection. Let’s create a blog node with a title & description as child node as below screenshot:
firebase manually create data

Hurray! We have just created a Firebase Realtime Database. Now, let’s generate the firebase API key.

Step 3 Generate Firebase API Key

To generate the Firebase API key, go to the Project Overview menu and click on the setting icon and select the Project Settings.

It will open a new page and from there go to the Service accounts tab and then click on the Generate new private key button as shown in the below screenshot.

laravel firebase generate api key
Generate Firebase API key

Once you click on the button, it will ask you to save the file or automatically download it. The key will be created in JSON format. Move this file into the app/Http/Controller directory. Let’s now install the Laravel Firebase library.

Note: You should store the JSON file outside of your code repository to avoid accidentally exposing it to the outside world.

Step 4 Install Laravel Firebase Library

Most the Laravel developers know the term “Package” and if not then read the following definition:

A Package is a piece of reusable code that can be dropped into any application and be used without any tinkering to add functionality to that code. You don’t need to know what is happening inside, only what the API for the class(es) are so that you can archive your goal

We hope you are now clear with the Package. Let’s go ahead.

Let’s install the Firebase for Laravel package to do so run the following command in your command-line tool.

composer require kreait/laravel-firebase

Notes: While installing the package, you might get an error of sodium extension then you just need to open the extension=sodium in php.ini file.

Now, wait until your installation finishes the process

laravel firebase package installation
Laravel Firebase Package Installation

We are now done with package installations. Let’s move on next step.

Step 5 Register Route In routes/web.php

Open the routes/web.php file to add or register a new route. You can create routes as per your Controller and Method. Here, we have FirebaseController, and in that, we have index() method. So now our route will look like as below:


use App\Http\Controllers\FirebaseController;

Route::get('get-firebase-data', [FirebaseController::class, 'index'])->name('firebase.index');

Step 6 Create Controller

Let’s now create a controller. You can create it by copying any other controller code or running the following command in your command-line tool.

php artisan make:controller FirebaseController

After running the above command a new file has been created into your app/Http/Controllers/FirebaseController.php.

Open the controller file and write down the following code into it.



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Kreait\Firebase;
use Kreait\Firebase\Factory;

class FirebaseController extends Controller
    public function index()
        $firebase = (new Factory)

        $database = $firebase->createDatabase();

        $blog = $database

        echo '<pre>';
        echo '</pre>';

Notes: Don’t forget to change the firebase private key name.json and the database URL in the above controller code and

Please refer to the documentation of the Firebase PHP Admin SDK for further information on how to use it.

Step 7: Output – Laravel 9 Firebase

Hurray! We have completed all steps to connect Laravel 9 with the firebase tutorial with an example. Let’s run the below command and see how it’s working.

php artisan serve

After running the above command, open your browser and visit the site below URL:
    [description] => This is the description
    [title] => First post
fetch data using laravel firebase

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That’s it from our end. We hope this article helped you to learn Laravel 9 firebase tutorial with an example.

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1 thought on “Laravel Firebase Tutorial With Example”

  1. Your this tutorial is nice and understandable. I will try it . Thank you for creating this step by step tutorial.


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