We are using barryvdh/laravel-elfinder 0.3.4

In your config/elfinder.php, you can change the default folder, the access callback or define your own roots.


You can override the default views by copying the resources/views folder. You can also do that with the vendor:publish command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider='Barryvdh\Elfinder\ElfinderServiceProvider' --tag=views

Using Filesystem disks

Laravel 5 has the ability to use Flysystem adapters as local/cloud disks. You can add those disks to elFinder, using the disks config.

This examples adds the local disk and my-disk:

'disks' => [
    'my-disk' => [
        'URL' => url('to/disk'),
        'alias' => 'Local storage',

You can add an array to provide extra options, like the URL, alias etc. Look here for all options.

Using Glide for images

See elfinder-flysystem-driver for Glide usage. A basic example with a custom Laravel disk and Glide would be:

  1. Add the disk to your apps config/filesystems disks:
'public' => [
    'driver' => 'local',
    'root'   => base_path().'/public',

Tip: you can use the extend method to register your own driver, if you want to use non-default Flysystem disks

  1. Create a Glide Server for your disk, eg. on the glide/<path> route, using a cache path:
    Route::get('glide/{path}', function($path){
        $server = \League\Glide\ServerFactory::create([
            'source' => app('filesystem')->disk('public')->getDriver(),
            'cache' => storage_path('glide'),
        return $server->getImageResponse($path, Input::query());
    })->where('path', '.+');
  1. Add the disk to your elfinder config:
    'disks' => [
        'public' => [
            'glideURL' => '/glide',
  1. (Optional) Add the glideKey also to the config, and verify the key in your glide route using the Glide HttpSignature.

You should now see a root 'public' in elFinder with the files in your public folder, with thumbnails generated by Glide. URLs will also point to the Glide server, for images.