Out of the box the database connections configured in database.php config are supported:

  • mysql
  • sqlite
  • pqsql
  • sqlsrv
  • oci8

By simply changing the DB_CONNECTION env variable you swap the database connection for Doctrine as well. The additional settings per connection are applied by default.

Extending or Adding Connections Drivers

You can replace existing connection drivers or add custom drivers using the LaravelDoctrine\ORM\Configuration\Connections\ConnectionManager. Should return an array of parameters.

public function boot(ConnectionManager $connections) {
    $connections->extend('myDriver', function(array $settings, \Illuminate\Contracts\Container\Container $container) {
        return [
            'driver' => 'driver',
            'host'   => ...

You can find the available connection parameters inside the Doctrine documentation: