A Flysystem bridge for Laravel 5
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Laravel Flysystem

Laravel Flysystem was created by, and is maintained by Graham Campbell, and is a Flysystem bridge for Laravel 5. It utilises my Laravel Manager package. Feel free to check out the change log, releases, license, and contribution guidelines.

Laravel Flysystem

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Either PHP 5.5+ or HHVM 3.6+ are required.

To get the latest version of Laravel FLysystem, simply require the project using Composer:

$ composer require graham-campbell/flysystem

Instead, you may of course manually update your require block and run composer update if you so choose:

    "require": {
        "graham-campbell/flysystem": "^3.0"

There are also some additional dependencies you will need to install for some of the features:

  • The AwsS3 adapter requires "league/flysystem-aws-s3-v3": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The Azure adapter requires "league/flysystem-azure": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The Copy adapter requires "league/flysystem-copy": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The Dropbox adapter requires "league/flysystem-dropbox": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The GridFS adapter requires "league/flysystem-gridfs": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The Rackspace adapter requires "league/flysystem-rackspace": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The Sftp adapter requires "league/flysystem-sftp": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The WebDav adapter requires "league/flysystem-webdav": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The ZipAdapter adapter requires "league/flysystem-ziparchive": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The adapter caching support requires "league/flysystem-cached-adapter": "^1.0" in your composer.json.
  • The eventable filesystem support requires "league/flysystem-eventable-filesystem": "^1.0" in your composer.json.

Once Laravel Flysystem is installed, you need to register the service provider. Open up config/app.php and add the following to the providers key.

  • 'GrahamCampbell\Flysystem\FlysystemServiceProvider'

You can register the Flysystem facade in the aliases key of your config/app.php file if you like.

  • 'Flysystem' => 'GrahamCampbell\Flysystem\Facades\Flysystem'


Laravel Flysystem requires connection configuration.

To get started, you'll need to publish all vendor assets:

$ php artisan vendor:publish

This will create a config/flysystem.php file in your app that you can modify to set your configuration. Also, make sure you check for changes to the original config file in this package between releases.

There are three config options:

Default Connection Name

This option ('default') is where you may specify which of the connections below you wish to use as your default connection for all work. Of course, you may use many connections at once using the manager class. The default value for this setting is 'local'.

Flysystem Connections

This option ('connections') is where each of the connections are setup for your application. Examples of configuring each supported driver are included in the config file. You can of course have multiple connections per driver.

Flysystem Cache

This option ('cache') is where each of the cache configurations setup for your application. There are currently two drivers: illuminate and adapter. Examples of configuration are included. You can of course have multiple connections per driver as shown.



This is the class of most interest. It is bound to the ioc container as 'flysystem' and can be accessed using the Facades\Flysystem facade. This class implements the ManagerInterface by extending AbstractManager. The interface and abstract class are both part of my Laravel Manager package, so you may want to go and checkout the docs for how to use the manager class over at that repo. Note that the connection class returned will always be an instance of a class that implements \League\Flysystem\FilesystemInterface which will be \League\Flysystem\Filesystem by default.


This facade will dynamically pass static method calls to the 'flysystem' object in the ioc container which by default is the FlysystemManager class.


This class contains no public methods of interest. This class should be added to the providers array in config/app.php. This class will setup ioc bindings.

Real Examples

Here you can see an example of just how simple this package is to use. Out of the box, the default adapter is local, and it will just work straight away:

use GrahamCampbell\Flysystem\Facades\Flysystem;
// you can alias this in config/app.php if you like

Flysystem::put('hi.txt', 'foo');
// we're done here - how easy was that, it just works!

Flysystem::read('hi.txt'); // this will return foo

The flysystem manager will behave like it is a \League\Flysystem\Filesystem class. If you want to call specific connections, you can do with the connection method:

use GrahamCampbell\Flysystem\Facades\Flysystem;

// note the foo connection does not ship with this package, it's hypothetical
Flysystem::connection('foo')->put('test.txt', 'bar');

// now we can read that file
Flysystem::connection('foo')->read('test.txt'); // this will return bar

With that in mind, note that:

use GrahamCampbell\Flysystem\Facades\Flysystem;

// writing this:

// is identical to writing this:

// and is also identical to writing this:

// this is because the local connection is configured to be the default
Flysystem::getDefaultConnection(); // this will return local

// we can change the default connection
Flysystem::setDefaultConnection('foo'); // the default is now foo

If you prefer to use dependency injection over facades like me, then you can easily inject the manager like so:

use GrahamCampbell\Flysystem\FlysystemManager;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\App; // you probably have this aliased already

class Foo
    protected $flysystem;

    public function __construct(FlysystemManager $flysystem)
        $this->flysystem = $flysystem;

    public function bar()


For more information on how to use the \League\Flysystem\Filesystem class we are calling behind the scenes here, check out the docs at https://github.com/thephpleague/flysystem#general-usage, and the manager class at https://github.com/GrahamCampbell/Laravel-Manager#usage.

Further Information

There are other classes in this package that are not documented here. This is because they are not intended for public use and are used internally by this package.


If you discover a security vulnerability within this package, please send an e-mail to Graham Campbell at graham@alt-three.com. All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.


Laravel Flysystem is licensed under The MIT License (MIT).