Generating a New Application Key

Problem

You want to set a new application key.

Solution

Use the php artisan key:generate command.

$ php artisan key:generate
Application key [Idgz1PE3zO9iNc0E3oeH3CHDPX9MzZe3] set successfully.

Discussion

You shouldn't need to do this.

When you first create your Laravel application, key:generate is automatically called.

So it should already be set for you.

If you change it by executing the command again, be aware that passwords saved with Hash::make() will no longer be valid.

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