Base installation

This package can be installed via composer:

composer require "spatie/laravel-multitenancy:^1.0"

Publishing the config file

You must publish the config file:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\Multitenancy\MultitenancyServiceProvider" --tag="config"

This is the default content of the config file that will be published at config/multitenancy.php:

<?php

use Spatie\Multitenancy\Actions\ForgetCurrentTenantAction;
use Spatie\Multitenancy\Actions\MakeQueueTenantAwareAction;
use Spatie\Multitenancy\Actions\MakeTenantCurrentAction;
use Spatie\Multitenancy\Actions\MigrateTenantAction;
use Spatie\Multitenancy\Models\Tenant;
use Spatie\Multitenancy\Tasks\PrefixCacheTask;

return [
    /*
     * This class is responsible for determining which tenant should be the
     * current tenant for the given request.
     *
     * This class should extend `Spatie\Multitenancy\TenantFinder\TenantFinder`
     *
     */
    'tenant_finder' => null,

    /*
     * These tasks will be performed when switching tenants.
     *
     * A valid task is any class that implements Spatie\Multitenancy\Tasks\SwitchTenantTask
     */
    'switch_tenant_tasks' => [
        // add tasks here
    ],

    /*
     * This class is the model used for storing configuration of tenants.
     *
     * It must be or extend `Spatie\Multitenancy\Models\Tenant::class`
     */
    'tenant_model' => Tenant::class,

    /*
     * If there is a current tenant when dispatching a job, the id of the current tenant
     * will be automatically set on the job. When the job is executed, the set
     * tenant on the job will be made current.
     */
    'queues_are_tenant_aware_by_default' => true,

    /*
     * The connection name to reach the tenant database.
     *
     * Set to `null` to use the default connection.
     */
    'tenant_database_connection_name' => null,

    /*
     * The connection name to reach the landlord database.
     */
    'landlord_database_connection_name' => null,

    /*
     * This key will be used to bind the current tenant in the container.
     */
    'current_tenant_container_key' => 'currentTenant',

    /*
     * You can customize some of the behavior of this package by using your own custom action.
     * Your custom action should always extend the default one.
     */
    'actions' => [
        'make_tenant_current_action' => MakeTenantCurrentAction::class,
        'forget_current_tenant_action' => ForgetCurrentTenantAction::class,
        'make_queue_tenant_aware_action' => MakeQueueTenantAwareAction::class,
        'migrate_tenant' => MigrateTenantAction::class,
    ],
];   

Protecting against cross tenant abuse

To prevent users from a tenant abusing their session to access another tenant, you must use the Spatie\Multitenancy\Http\Middleware\EnsureValidTenantSession middleware on all tenant-aware routes.

If all your application routes are tenant-aware, you can add it to your global middleware in app\Http\Kernel.php

// in `app\Http\Kernel.php`

protected $middlewareGroups = [
    'web' => [
        // ...
        \Spatie\Multitenancy\Http\Middleware\NeedsTenant::class,
        \Spatie\Multitenancy\Http\Middleware\EnsureValidTenantSession::class
    ]
];

If only some routes are tenant-aware, create a new middleware group:

// in `app\Http\Kernel.php`

protected $middlewareGroups = [
    // ...
    'tenant' => [
        \Spatie\Multitenancy\Http\Middleware\NeedsTenant::class,
        \Spatie\Multitenancy\Http\Middleware\EnsureValidTenantSession::class
    ]
];

Then apply the group to the appropriate routes:

// in a routes file

Route::middleware('tenant')->group(function() {
    // routes
});

This middleware will respond with an unauthorized response code (401) when the user tries to use their session to view another tenant. Make sure to include \Spatie\Multitenancy\Http\Middleware\NeedsTenant first, as this will handle any cases where a valid tenant cannot be found.

Next steps

If you prefer to use just one glorious database for all your tenants, read the installation instructions for using a single database.

If you want to use separate databases for each tenant, head over to the installation instructions for using multiple databases.