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A Slim Framework skeleton to build REST API with token autentication

v1.1.1 2016-10-10 16:13 UTC

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Note: this application is under development

Slim Framework 3 with Token Authentication

use this application (derived from the slim/slim-skeleton) to develop a REST json api application with token based authentication

Install the Application

Run this command from the directory in which you want to install your new application.

composer create-project falco442/slim-token-auth-mvc [app-name]

To run the application in development, you can also run this command.

composer start

Run this command to run the test suite

composer test


Database configuration

This application uses the Illuminate\Database\Capsule\Manager (see api) provided with Laravel as ORM.

You can config the DB in the src/settings.php for the connection. The connection provider is already configured in src/dependencies.php.


In order to make the application able to accept CORS (Cross Origin Site Request), I added the Tuupola cors-middleware. It's already configured in the file src/middleware.php.


Modify the settings.php file to make application work:

return [
    'settings' => [
        'determineRouteBeforeAppMiddleware'=>true, //Allows to catch the route from middleware

        'db' => [			// Pass the DB configuration
            'driver' => 'mysql',
            'host' => 'localhost',
            'database' => 'db_test',
            'username' => 'test',
            'password' => 'test',
            'charset'   => 'utf8',
            'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
            'prefix'    => '',
            'table' => 'users',	// the table in which you can find users to authenticate
            'salt'  => 'asdasdkhkhuilyuhg1i8y9p78olil',	// the custom salt to hash the passwords
                	'/login', 	// to allow login
                	'/users'	// to allow adding a user
                'username'=>'username',		// you can set anything you want.. like 'username' => 'email' if you want to login users by email
                'password'=>'password'		// same thing as above



This application is alreaady configured with a base Controller class, to work as a little MVC. See the file src/Controller/UsersController.php as an example.


To to the login of the user, place a route in routes.php like this (I'm using UsersController as example)

$app->any('/login', '\App\Controller\UsersController:login');

and so the action login of the UsersController will be invoked. Use the authenticate() method of the class TokenAuth, as this

public function login($request,$response,$args){
	return $response->withJSON($this->Auth->authenticate($request));

Pass in the body of the request the login fields, as you set in the settings array

and the authenticate method will return a user array if user exists, and false otherwise. If everything was OK, TokenAuth will refresh token and the field token_created