A customizable Symfony-based user bundle for user registration, activation, authentication, and password resetting.

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v1.1.6 2020-09-08 07:57 UTC

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The Bannister User Bundle is a user bundle for Symfony-based applications.

With minimal effort on your part, it offers a simple implementation of user registration, activation, login, and password resetting. However, the bundle is highly customizable, making it an easy and perfect fit for all your user-related needs.

Technical Requirements

The Bannister User Bundle requires:

  • PHP 7.2+
  • Symfony 4.3+
  • A working Swiftmailer configuration


Step 1: Composer

Start off by opening your command-line and run the following command inside your project:

composer require bannister/user-bundle:^1.1.0

Step 2: Enable the bundle

If you're using Symfony Flex, this step happens automatically on installing the bundle. If you're not, however, add the following to your config/bundles.php configuration.


// config/bundles.php

return [
    // ...
    Bannister\UserBundle\BannisterUserBundle::class => ['all' => true],

Step 3: Routing

You can then import the bundle's routing by adding the following configuration to your config/routes.yaml file.

# config/routes.yaml

    resource: "@BannisterUserBundle/Resources/config/routes.yaml"

Step 4: Security configuration

To properly function, the Bannister User Bundle needs you to tinker with your application's security a little. For password encryption, you will need to set an encoder, and for the login/logout process, you will need a user provider.

Achieving this is simple, just make sure the configuration shown below is included in your own config/packages/security.yaml. The access_control at the bottom is optional, but allows anonymous access to the Bannister User Bundle's pages and enforces authentication for the rest of the application.

# config/packages/security.yaml

        App\Entity\User: auto
            entity: { class: App\Entity\User, property: email }
            anonymous: true
                provider: bannisterUserBundle
                csrf_token_generator: security.csrf.token_manager
                login_path: bannister_user_login
                check_path: bannister_user_login
                default_target_path: index
                username_parameter: _email
                path: /logout
                target: /login
            user_checker: bannisterUserChecker

        - { path: ^/login$,                     role: [IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY] }
        - { path: ^/password-reset/request$,    role: [IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY] }
        - { path: ^/password-reset/reset/*,     role: [IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY] }
        - { path: ^/register$,                  role: [IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY] }
        - { path: ^/activate-user/activate/*,   role: [IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY] }
        - { path: ^/,                           role: [IS_AUTHENTICATED_FULLY] }

Step 5: Base templates

The Bannister User Bundle Twig templates make use of your base Twig templates, templates/base.html.twig and templates/baseEmail.html.twig.

Symfony automatically sets up any new projects with the first, but you have to add the latter yourself. Once both templates exist, make sure you define a {% block bannisterUserBundle %}{% endblock %} block to allow the bundle to render its templates inside.

Step 6: User entity

Proceed with the installation process by adding your own User entity and extend it from the bundle's BaseUser class as shown below. Don't forget to create the table in your database!


// Entity/User.php

namespace App\Entity;

use Bannister\UserBundle\Entity\BaseUser;
use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;

 * @ORM\Entity
 * @ORM\Table(name="user")
class User extends BaseUser
    // TODO: Add your own logic here.

Step 7: Configuration

Finish the setup of the bundle by creating a configuration file for this bundle in config/packages/bannister_user.yaml and copying the default configuration from the configuration reference into it.


For further documentation or help in setting up your user management with the Bannister User Bundle, please see this bundle's documentation.

For more information about the packages/config/security.yaml configuration, please refer to the Symfony framework documentation.


Tom PetersBack-end