Thursday, August 20, 2020

AWS PHP SDK - Create an Entry in Route53 - Laravel


In this blog I will explain you how to you can create an entry in Route53 hosted zone using AWS PHP SDK. Solution I mentioned here is particularly for Laravel app, but you can still use it in any of the PHP project. 

This solution is pretty much useful when you want to make a dynamic entry in your hosted. For example a dynamic sub domain creation. 

First of all your need install couple of packages using composer. Following are the packages. 

"aws/aws-sdk-php": "^3.148",

"aws/aws-sdk-php-laravel": "~3.0",

You can either install it by adding it in composer.json file or you can install it using composer require. 

Once the installation is done, follow the steps mentioned in below URL.

Once installation is done. You need to add following keys in your env file.



AWS_REGION (default = us-east-1)

Set the values in above keys from your AWS account. That's it your AWS SDK is ready. Now add following line your controller where you want to have logic for adding value in Route53

use Aws\Route53\Route53Client;

use Aws\Common\Credentials\Credentials;

Now next step is to create a client

$client = Route53Client::factory(array(

            'credentials' => config('aws.credentials'),

            'region' => config('aws.region'),

            'version' => config('aws.version'),


After client is created we will use changeResourceRecordSets to create an entry.

$result = $client->changeResourceRecordSets(array(

            // HostedZoneId is required

            'HostedZoneId' => 'YOUR_HOSTED_ZONE_ID',

            // ChangeBatch is required

            'ChangeBatch' => array(

                'Comment' => 'string',

                // Changes is required

                'Changes' => array(


                        // Action is required

                        'Action' => 'CREATE',

                        // ResourceRecordSet is required

                        'ResourceRecordSet' => array(

                            // Name is required

                            'Name' => 'YOUR_VALUE',

                            // Type is required

                            'Type' => 'CNAME', //A, CANME

                            'TTL' => 600,

                            'ResourceRecords' => array(


                                    // Value is required

                                    'Value' => 'YOUR_VALUE', //IP address or load balancer.








That's it and it will create an entry in Route53 hosted zone. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Android Build Error - The Crashlytics build ID is missing


Recently I faced a very strange issue in one of my android app. We were using Fabric IO for crash analytics earlier in the app and since now it's already merged with Firebase Analytics. we need to update the app. 

I removed Firebase maven repository and removed all plugins from build gradle file and removed Fabric code from everywhere. And build was successful. After that I followed all the instructions on getting started page of Firebase and crash analytics and build was successful.  And then problem started. Once we run the app, it crashes and shows following error in Logcat. 

"The Crashlytics build ID is missing. This occurs when Crashlytics tooling is absent from your app's build configuration. Please review Crashlytics onboarding instructions and ensure you have a valid Crashlytics account

Now it seems there is an issue with Firebase crash analytics account so I regenerated the google service json file add updated in project. But it didn't help. 

Searched on Google, answers suggest to put back Fabric plugin again in gradle file. Which does not make any sense to me. Since Fabric is out dated, why do we need to add it again. 

Finally after 2 days I was able to solve the problem. Here is the solution

Remove google service json file. Use Firebase assistant and connect with your account again. Select the project and it again generate google service json file. Keep link to fabric io repository in top level gradle file.

maven { url '' }

I don't know how it worked but it works and I really don't know the reason of why it didn't work and why it started working after above solution. But it does solve the problem. 

If anyone who is reading this blog, knows the reason please put in comment.