License management plugin for Composer
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Composer License Manager

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License management plugin for Composer.


composer require 'arokettu/composer-license-manager'


The plugin is configured in the extras section of the composer.json file.

    "extras": {
        "arokettu/composer-license-manager": {
            "licenses": {
                "allowed": ["MIT", "LGPL-*"],
                "forbidden": ["GPL-3.0", "AGPL-*"],
                "allow-empty": true
            "packages": {
                "allowed": ["foo/bar", "safenamespace/*"]
            "enforced": true

Scan for undesired licenses

Run composer licenses:scan to check installed packages for undesired licenses.

Policy enforcement

With "enforced": true (default setting) the plugin will prevent installation of packages with undesired licenses during composer install and composer update.


Read full documentation here:

Also on Read the Docs:


Please file issues on our main repo at GitLab:

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The library is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.