A guzzle plugin that adds, if necessary, authentication data to requests. Uses credentials and cookies, with login requests to the sites.

1.1.0 2023-08-21 14:33 UTC

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Last update: 2024-06-21 16:12:38 UTC


Guzzle site authenticator


This package is a plugin for guzzle 5.x. It provides a subscriber that can authenticate requests by posting login information.

It comes up as a Symfony bundle and a generic php lib.


Using composer

Add the package to your requirements using composer: composer require bdunogier/guzzle-site-authenticator.

If you're using the Symfony fullstack, add BD\GuzzleSiteAuthenticatorBundle\BDGuzzleSiteAuthenticatorBundle to your kernel class.


The guzzle subscriber, Guzzle\AuthenticatorSubscriber, must be attached to the Guzzle client. It is provided by the bundle as @bd_guzzle_site_authenticator.authenticator_subscriber:

$client = new GuzzleHttp\Client(['defaults' => ['cookies' => new FileCookieJar('/tmp/cookiejar.json')]]);

Cookies handling

The CookieJar passed to the guzzle client defaults is important: it will be used read/write cookies received by Guzzle, and is required for authentication to work.

Send a request with Guzzle. If the request's host has a SiteConfig that requires configuration (see below), the plugin will try to log in to the site if it does not have a cookie yet. After a request, if the response contains the not logged in text (matched by xpath), it tries to login again, and retries the request.

Site configuration

Login to sites configured via SiteConfig objects:

$siteConfig = new BD\GuzzleSiteAuthenticator\SiteConfig\SiteConfig([
    'host' => '',
    'loginUri' => '',
    'usernameField' => 'username',
    'passwordField' => 'password',
    'extraFields' => ['action' => 'login'],
    'notLoggedInXpath' => "//div[@class='not-logged-in']",
    'username' => "johndoe",
    'password' => "unknown",

SiteConfig objects are returned by a SiteConfigBuilder. The library comes with a default ArraySiteConfigBuilder, that accepts a list of site config properties array, indexed by host. With the bundle, its contents can be configured using the bd_guzzle_site_authenticator.site_config container variable:

# config.yml
            host: ""
            loginUri: ""
            usernameField: "username"
            passwordField: "password"
            extraFields: {action: login}
            notLoggedInXpath: "//div[@class='not-logged-in']"
            username: "johndoe"
            password: "unknown"
            host: ...


Used by wallabag, a read it later web application, to fetch content from sites that require a login.

It implements a custom SiteConfigBuilder, based on sites configuration provided by j0k3r/graby.