Lumen does support custom configuration files, but they need to be enabled first.
You need to add calls to
$app->configure('file.php') in your
bootstrap/app.php. A cleaner method might be to make a
config.php to contain the configure calls and then include that file from
If you want to use
.env values directly, you can also uncomment
Dotenv::load(__DIR__.'/../'); at the top of
bootstrap/app.php. That will allow
getenv('name') to work.