Laravel 10 HTTP cURL POST Request with Headers Tutorial

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Making HTTP POST requests using cURL and custom headers in Laravel 10 provides a reliable approach to exchange data with other APIs, services, or endpoints. The cURL library sends and receives data via the HTTP protocol, making it a useful tool for integrating and communicating with various web services.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of making HTTP POST requests with custom headers in Laravel 10. We’ll look at how to make cURL requests, add custom headers, provide request data, and manage the result in your Laravel application.

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Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

Open terminal and run this command to create a laravel project.

composer create-project laravel/laravel myblog

It will create a project folder with name myblog inside your local system.

To start the development server of laravel –

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Next,

Setup Controller & Add cURL Concept

We need to create a controller file.

$ php artisan make:controller SiteController

It will create a file SiteController.php inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

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Open SiteController.php and write this complete code into it.

cURL Request with POST Data Using HTTP

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Http;

class SiteController extends Controller
{
    public function index(): void
    {
        // URL
        $apiURL = 'https://api.onlinewebtutorblog.com/employees';

        // POST Data
        $postInput = [
            "username" => "sanjay_owt",
            "name" => "Sanjay Kumar",
            "email" => "sanjay@example.net",
            "gender" => "Male",
            "designation" => "Web Developer",
            "phone_number" => "1234567890",
            "complete_address" => "Sample, Test Address"
        ];
  
        $response = Http::withHeaders($headers)->post($apiURL, $postInput);
  
        $statusCode = $response->status();
        $responseBody = json_decode($response->getBody(), true);
      
        echo "Status code: ". $statusCode;  // status code

        dd($responseBody); // body response
    }
}

Output

cURL Request with POST Data Using GuzzleHttp

To work with GuzzleHttp, we need to install guzzle package into laravel application.

Here is the given command to install guzzlehttp package into application –

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Install guzzlehttp/guzzle Package

Open project into terminal run this command.

$ composer require guzzlehttp/guzzle

This package will install guzzlehttp and also updates composer.json file at root.

"require": {
     //...
     "guzzlehttp/guzzle": "^7.2",
     //...
},
<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class SiteController extends Controller
{
    public function index(): void
    {
        // URL
        $apiURL = 'https://api.onlinewebtutorblog.com/employees';

        // POST Data
        $postInput = [
            "username" => "sanjay_owt",
            "name" => "Sanjay Kumar",
            "email" => "sanjay@example.net",
            "gender" => "Male",
            "designation" => "Web Developer",
            "phone_number" => "1234567890",
            "complete_address" => "Sample, Test Address"
        ];
  
        // Headers
        $headers = [
            //...
        ];
  
        $client = new \GuzzleHttp\Client();
        $response = $client->request('POST', $apiURL, ['form_params' => $postInput, 'headers' => $headers]);
     
        $responseBody = json_decode($response->getBody(), true);
      
        echo "Status code: ". $response->getStatusCode(); // status code
    
        dd($responseBody); // body response
    }
}

Output

We hope this article helped you to learn Laravel 10 Http cURL Post Request with Headers Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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