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Laravel command to encrypt environment variable values for safe storage
// app/Console/Commands/EncryptEnvCommand.php
namespace Ictus\Hub\Console\Commands;
use Illuminate\Console\Command;
use Illuminate\Encryption\Encrypter;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputArgument;
class EncryptEnvCommand extends Command
protected $name = 'encrypt-env';
protected $description = 'Encrypt environment variable value so it can be safely stored';
public function handle()
$crypt = new Encrypter(config("env.key"));
foreach ($this->argument('value') as $value) {
$this->output->writeln("ENC:" . $crypt->encrypt($value));
protected function getArguments()
return [
['value', InputArgument::REQUIRED | InputArgument::IS_ARRAY, 'Value of the environment variable'],

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@MacWorks MacWorks commented Jan 29, 2016

I had some difficulty with calling this command. It turned out I needed to adjust the signature

protected $signature = 'encrypt-env {value*}';

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