adjustit/php-abac

Library used to implement Attribute-Based Access Control in a PHP application

v2.1.2.1 2017-03-14 03:37 UTC

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Attribute-Based Access Control implementation library

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Introduction

This library is meant to implement the concept of ABAC in your PHP applications.

The concept is to manage access control using attributes : from users, from resources and environment.

It allows us to define rules based on the properties of the user object and optionally the accessed object.

These rules will be checked in your application to determine if an user is allowed to perform an action.

The following links explain what ABAC is :

Installation

Using composer :

Write the following line in your composer.json file :

"require" : {
    "kilix/php-abac": "dev-master"
}

Then just do :

composer install

Then you will have to configure the attributes and the rules of your application.

For more details about this, please refer to the dedicated documentation

Documentation

Usage Examples

Example with only user attributes defined in the rule

We have in this example a single object, representing the current user.

This object have properties, with getter methods to access the values.

For example, we can code :

<?php

use PhpAbac\Abac;

class User{
    protected $id;

    protected $isBanned;

    public function getId() {
        return $this->id;
    }

    public function setIsBanned($isBanned) {
        $this->isBanned = $isBanned;

        return $this;
    }

    public function getIsBanned() {
        return $this->isBanned;
    }
}

$user = new User();
$user->setIsBanned(true);

$abac = new Abac([
    'policy_rule_configuration.yml'
]);
$abac->enforce('create-group', $user);

The attributes checked by the rule can be :

User
isBanned = false

Example with both user and object attributes

use PhpAbac\Abac;

$abac = new Abac([
    'policy_rule_configuration.yml'
]);
$check = $abac->enforce('read-public-group', $user, $group);

The checked attributes can be :

User Group
isBanned = 0 isActive = 1

||isPublic = 1|

Example with dynamic attributes

<?php

use PhpAbac\Abac;

$abac = new Abac([
    'policy_rule_configuration.yml'
]);
$check = $abac->enforce('edit-group', $user, $group, [
    'dynamic-attributes' => [
        'group-owner' => $user->getId()
    ]
]);

Example with referenced attributes

The configuration shall be :

attributes:
    group:
        class: MyApp\Model\Group
        type: resource
        fields:
            author.id:
                name: Author ID
    app_user:
        class: MyApp\Model\User
        type: user
        fields:
            id:
                name: User ID

rules:
    remove-group:
        attributes:
            app_user.id:
                comparison: object
                comparison_type: isFieldEqual
                value: group.author.id

And then the code :

<?php

use PhpAbac\Abac;

$abac = new Abac([
    'policy_rule_configuration.yml'
]);
$check = $abac->enforce('remove-group', $user, $group);

Example with cache

$check = $abac->enforce('edit-group', $user, $group, [
    'cache_result' => true,
    'cache_ttl' => 3600, // Time To Live in seconds
    'cache_driver' => 'memory' // memory is the default driver, you can avoid this option
]);

Example with multiple rules (ruleSet) for an unique rule. Each rule are tested and the treatment stop when the first rule of the ruleSet allow access

The configuration shall be (alcoolaw.yml):

attributes:
    main_user:
        class: PhpAbac\Example\User
        type: user
        fields:
            age:
                name: Age
            country:
                name: Code ISO du pays
rules:
    alcoollaw:
        -
            attributes:
                main_user.age:
                    comparison_type: numeric
                    comparison: isGreaterThan
                    value: 18
                main_user.country:
                    comparison_type: string
                    comparison: isEqual
                    value: FR
        -
            attributes:
                main_user.age:
                    comparison_type: numeric
                    comparison: isGreaterThan
                    value: 21
                main_user.country:
                    comparison_type: string
                    comparison: isNotEqual
                    value: FR

And then the code :

<?php

use PhpAbac\Abac;

$abac = new Abac([
    'alcoollaw.yml'
]);
$check = $abac->enforce('alcoollaw', $user);

Example with rules root directory passed to Abac class. This feature allow to give a policy definition rules directory path directly to the Abac class without adding to all files :

Considering we have 3 yaml files :

  • rest/conf/policy/user_def.yml
  • rest/conf/policy/gunlaw.yml

The php code can be :

<?php

use PhpAbac\Abac;

$abac = new Abac([
    'user_def.yml',
    'gunlaw.yml',
],[],'rest/conf/policy/');
$check = $abac->enforce('gunlaw', $user);
 

Contribute

If you want to contribute, don't hesitate to fork the library and submit Pull Requests.

You can also report issues, suggest enhancements, feel free to give advices and your feedback about this library.

It's not finished yet, there's still a lot of features to implement to make it better. If you want to be a part of this library improvement, let us know !

See also