Symfony FieldUserBundle

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The FieldUserBundle extends the Symfony Framework by a database-supported user system.

It provides a flexible framework consisting of the basic functions of a common user system and user management with tasks such as resetting the password or deactivating a user.

The FieldUserBundle includes the following functions:

  • Registration of new users
  • Registration of existing users
  • Possibility to reset the password
  • Editable user profiles
  • Role hierarchy
  • Restricted user management
  • Data storage via Doctrine ORM in a MySQL database


The installation consists of a 7-step process:

  1. Download the FieldUserBundle with Composer
  2. Activation of the bundle
  3. Create your own user class
  4. Configuration of the security.yml
  5. Configuration of the FieldUserBundle 6 Import FieldUserBundle routing 7 Updating the database schema

Step 1: Download the Bundle

Open a command console, enter your project directory and execute:

$ composer require field/user-bundle "~1.0"

Composer will install the bundle on its own in the project under the directory vendor/field/user-bundle.

Step 2: Enable the Bundle

Then, enable the bundle by adding it to the list of registered bundles in the app/AppKernel.php file of your project:

// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        new Field\UserBundle\FieldUserBundle(),
        // ...

Step 3: Create your own user class

In order for the bundle to store the user data in the database, it is necessary to implement its own user class, based on the abstract class Field\UserBundle\Entity\User, in your project.

In your own user class, you can add additional attributes and methods to the user as you want.

The basic implementation could look like this:

// src/AppBundle/Entity/User.php

namespace AppBundle\Entity;

use Field\UserBundle\Entity\User as BaseUser;
use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;

 * @ORM\Entity
 * @ORM\Table(name="field_user")
class User extends BaseUser
     * @var int
     * @ORM\Id
     * @ORM\Column(type="integer")
     * @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="AUTO")
    private $id;

    public function __construct()
        // Your own logic

     * @return int
    public function getId()
        return $this->id;

     * @param int $id
    public function setId($id)
        $this->id = $id;

Step 4: Configuration of the security.yml

To add the security standards of the FieldUserBundles to your Symfony application, you have to adapt your security.yml in the project configuration.

A minimal example can be found in the following code example:

# app/config/security.yml
            algorithm: bcrypt
            cost:      13

                class: AppBundle:User
                property: email
            memory: ~


            anonymous: ~
            provider: db_provider
                login_path: login
                check_path: login
                default_target_path: /profile
            logout: true
                secret:   '%secret%'
                lifetime: 604800
                path:     /profile

        - { path: ^/admin, roles: ROLE_ADMIN }

Step 5: Configuration of the FieldUserBundle

Now that you have created your own user class and modified the security.yml, it is time to tell your project configuration to use the user class as well.

All you need to do is add the following parameter to your config.yml:

# app/config/config.yml
    user_class: 'AppBundle\Entity\User'

Step 6: Import FieldUserBundle routing

In order to be able to use the newly acquired functions in your application, you should import the routing annotations of the FieldUserBundles into your routing.yml.

# app/config/routing.yml
    resource: "@FieldUserBundle/Controller/"
    type:     annotation
    path:     /logout

Step 7: Updating the database schema

Finally, you need to update your database to the latest version and extend the new user class.

Thanks to Doctrine you can do this with the following command:

$ php bin/console doctrine:schema:update --force

If you use the Symfony 2.x structure in your project, use app/console instead of bin/console in the commands.

With this last step you should have successfully installed the FieldUserBundle in your application.


This bundle is under the MIT license. The full license can be viewed here.

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