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Laravel PatrolServer

A Laravel 4/5 package that integrates the PatrolServer PHP SDK in your project.


PHP 5.3.3 and later.

Laravel 5.x.


You can install the package using Composer. You can install it by running this command in your root Laravel folder:

composer require patrolserver/laravel-patrol


The package provides a facade for easy integration.

Simply add the PatrolServer\Patrol\PatrolServiceProvider provider to the providers array in config/app.php.

'providers' => [

And add the Patrol alias to access the facade:

'aliases' => [
  'Patrol' => 'PatrolServer\Patrol\Facades\Patrol',

Config file

You have to enter the API key and secret in the config file. To publish this file:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="PatrolServer\Patrol\PatrolServiceProvider"

When the config is succesfully published, a file named patrol.php will be available in the config folder of your application, you can then enter your API credentials and various other options in this config file.



You can access your data with the Patrol facade, which is a wrapper function for the SDK object. The available options and more information can be found at the PatrolServer API Documentation page.

$user = Patrol::user();

$servers = Patrol::servers();

foreach ($servers as $server) 


Webhooks are real time events to alert you whenever an event occurs in PatrolServer. For example, your server finished scanning and has new issues. A webhook will be triggered and as a developer, you can now interact based on this new information.

In your routes.php file, add the following rule:

Route::post('patrolserver/webhook', 'PatrolServerController@webhook');

In your controller, you can now define the webhook function. This is a quick example on how to use the SDK:

<?php App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Routing\Controller;
use Patrol;
use Log;

class PatrolServerController extends Controller 
	public function webhook() 
		Patrol::webhook('new_server_issues', function ($event) 
    		$server_id = array_get($event, 'server_id');

			if (!$server_id)
				Log::info('Server could not be found');

			$server = Patrol::get('servers/' . $server_id);

		Patrol::webhook('test', function ($event) 

Auto-update Laravel dependencies

This Laravel package provides an easy method to update your Laravel dependencies when they become outdated. PatrolServer will send a command to your Laravel installation the moment packages become outdated and will execute the composer update command in your root folder.

1. Run the command through a cronjob on a daily basis

The package contains a command to send all the installed Laravel dependencies to PatrolServer by simply running php artisan patrol:run in the terminal. If you have a cronjob running which, powers the Scheduler, all you have to do is add the following line to schedule function in your Kernel file.

protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule)
    // This command will scan your modules on a daily basis, at midnight.

2. Enable default webhooks

Open the config file and set the enable_webhooks to true. This will enable the URL endpoint (, which contains the auto update code.

3. Add the endpoint to your account

Login to, and navigate to the API page. Your webhook URL will be in the format of Add your URL to the webhook section and you're good to go.

Once you configured the auto updating correctly, the following events will happen: once a day, at midnight, your server will send the software packages and their versions to the PatrolServer scanner. Once the server is scanned, a webhook will be triggered to your patrolserver/webhook URL and when packages are outdated, the package will trigger composer to update these.



A Laravel 4/5 Facade for PatrolServer (SDK)




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