Building Real-Time Laravel Apps with Pusher

Add the Pusher credentials to .env

When the Laravel application was created a .env file will also have been created in the root of the app.

Take the Pusher credentials we noted down earlier (app_id, key and secret) - or you may even have a browser tap still open on the App Keys section of your app in the Pusher dashboard - and add them to the .env file:


Now to integrate the Pusher PHP library. To do this you have a couple of options. The first is to use a Laravel Pusher Bridge and add a service provider. The second is to make use of Laravel events and use a Pusher event broadcaster.

Where next?

There are two options for integrating Pusher into your Laravel back-end. The first is using a Laravel Pusher Bridge and the second is via Laravel's Event Broadcasting. Let's start with the bridge option.