The Laravel Auditing package should be installed via Composer. To get the latest package version, run the following command from your project root:

composer require owen-it/laravel-auditing

{tip} This package supports Laravel and Lumen from version 5.2 onwards.


If you're upgrading, make sure the audits table schema is up to date!

{tip} Changes to the table schema are needed when upgrading from versions 3.x.y or 4.0.x!


The Laravel and Lumen configurations vary slightly, so here are the instructions for each of the frameworks.


Edit the config/app.php file and add the following line to register the service provider:

'providers' => [
    // ...
    // ...

{tip} If you're on version 5.5 or higher, you can skip this part of the setup in favour of the Auto-Discovery feature.


Edit the bootstrap/app.php file and add the following line to register the service provider:


You will also need to enable Facades and Eloquent in bootstrap/app.php:

// ...



// ...

The vendor:publish command doesn't exist in Lumen, so an extra package must be installed:

composer require laravelista/lumen-vendor-publish

After the package is installed, the command must be registered in app/Console/Kernel.php:

protected $commands = [

{note} The service provider registration is mandatory in order for the configuration to be published!


After configuring your framework of choice, use the following command to publish the configuration settings:

php artisan auditing:install

This will create the config/audit.php configuration file and a migration for the audits table in the database/ directory.

You can read more about the configuration options in the General Configuration section.


If needed, the migration file can be customised. Have a look at the Troubleshooting section for some of the changes that can be performed.

Once done, execute the migrate artisan command to create the audits table in your database:

php artisan migrate

This is where the Audit records will be stored, by default.


Finally, it's time to implement the User resolver. Follow the instructions in the General Configuration section, and you're done!