How to use Socialite with Lumen

So I am playing around with a hobby project in Lumen, and I had a few issues setting up Socialite with Lumen.

Anyhow, as it often is with development, after a bit of persistence, I found a solution.

All I really needed was to fetch user details from a Facebook Access Token, that I have already fetched in another application.

Step 1: Install

Follow installation guide from the official documentation:

Step 2: Create a config/services.php file

Manually create config/services.php folder in the root of your Lumen project.

This config folder is not default in Lumen and you'll have to manually create it. Mine looks like this:


return [
    'facebook' => [
        'client_id' => env('FACEBOOK_CLIENT_ID'),
        'client_secret' => env('FACEBOOK_CLIENT_SECRET'),
        'redirect' => '',

Depending on your project, you might need to add more to your configuration.

Step 3: Modify bootstrap/app.php

In order for Lumen to register the newly created config/services.php file, we'll need to modify bootstrap/app.php a bit to look for this configuration, as well as registering the ServiceProvider for Socialite.

Under "Register Config Files" add: $app->configure('services');

| Register Config Files
| Now we will register the "app" configuration file. If the file exists in
| your configuration directory it will be loaded; otherwise, we'll load
| the default version. You may register other files below as needed.


And then register your SocialiteServiceProvider in the ServiceProviders:

| Register Service Providers
| Here we will register all of the application's service providers which
| are used to bind services into the container. Service providers are
| totally optional, so you are not required to uncomment this line.

// $app->register(App\Providers\AppServiceProvider::class);
// $app->register(App\Providers\AuthServiceProvider::class);
// $app->register(App\Providers\EventServiceProvider::class);


Hurray, it should now work

At least it did for me. Now in my routes/web.php I can use Socialite like this:

$router->get('/get-facebook-user', function () {
    $user = Socialite::driver('facebook')->userFromToken('SOME_TOKEN');

    dd($user); // the facebook user