Windows Environment Setup (for PHP)

Windows Environment Setup

This document will walk you through the process of installing all the dependencies required to run the laravel/lumen OIDC integration.


To install git, you just need to go to Git download page, download it and follow the installer instructions.


There are many ways to get your PHP environment up and running, for this Windows setup we are going to use WAMP server.

Before installing WAMP, make sure you have Microsoft Visual C++ installed, if you don't have it installed or you are not sure about it, you can download and install it from this link.

Download WAMP server from this link and install it following the installer instructions.

After installing WAMP, to avoid cURL failing the certificate validation from OIDC requests, download the cacert.pem into the PHP folder. Since we are using WAMP with the default installation and, for this setup, we are using PHP 7.3.12 the path to add the cacert.pem is C:\wamp64\bin\php\php7.3.12\extras\ssl.

Now you just need to edit the php.ini file to map the root certificates and enable SQLite extension. To do this, open C:\wamp64\bin\php\php7.3.12\php.ini on your editor of choice and search for extension=openssl and extension=sqlite3 and uncomment these by removing the ;. In the same file, search for curl.cainfo and openssl.cafile, uncomment these by removing the ; and add the cacert.pem path (C:\wamp64\bin\php\php7.3.12\extras\ssl\cacert.pem). After these changes, you can save, close the editor and start the WAMP server. Your php.ini file should look like the following:

; About php.ini ;
; PHP's initialization file, generally called php.ini, is responsible for
; configuring many of the aspects of PHP's behaviour.
; A default value for the CURLOPT_CAINFO option. This is required to be an
; absolute path.
; The location of a Certificate Authority (CA) file on the local filesystem
; to use when verifying the identity of SSL/TLS peers. Most users should
; not specify a value for this directive as PHP will attempt to use the
; OS-managed cert stores in its absence. If specified, this value may still
; be overridden on a per-stream basis via the "cafile" SSL stream context
; option.


Download and run Composer-Setup.exe - it will install the latest composer version whenever it is executed.

The installer will download composer for you and set up your Path environment variable so you can simply call composer from any directory.


To work with SQLite on Windows, you need to download the command-line shell program. The installation process is simple and straightforward.

  • Create a new folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\SQLite).

  • Extract the content of the file that you downloaded in the previous section to the C:\Program Files\SQLite folder. You should see three programs in the C:\Program Files\SQLite folder (sqldiff.exe, sqlite3.exe, sqlite3_analyzer.exe).

  • Set up your Path environment variable so you can simply call sqlite3 from any directory.

To setup the Windows environment variable first open the Control Panel (Win + R, type control, press OK). Navigate to System and Security:

Control Panel

Select System:

Control Panel

Under the Control Panel > System and Security > System menu select Advanced system settings:

Control Panel

Then, under the Advanced tab, click on the Environment Variables... button:

Control Panel

Find the Path row under System variables, select it and click the Edit... button:

Control Panel

Click the New button and add the C:\Program Files\SQLite folder path as a new row and Click OK

Control Panel