An examplary implementation of Sentry in Kohana

Installs: 24

Dependents: 0

Suggesters: 0

Security: 0

Stars: 5

Watchers: 3

Forks: 1

Open Issues: 3


0.9 2013-11-05 09:18 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2024-02-12 20:03:54 UTC


Sentry can be used for user authentication and authorisation.

This module shows you how you could implement sentry in your Kohana application.

What's included:

  • User registration
  • User login (with optional remember and login throttler) logout
  • Activation
  • Reset password
  • Groups
  • Permissions

Permissions, however still need to be implemented and tested in S4K


I'm making use of Goyote's Hint module, you'll have to add this as a repository to your composer.json file in your DOCROOT since he hasn't packaged it for composer.

composer.json file

  "repositories": [
			"type": "package",
			"package": {
				"name": "goyote/hint",
				"version": "1.0",
				"source": {
					"url": "",
					"type": "git",
					"reference": "master"
	"require": {
		"cartalyst/sentry": "2.*",
		"ircmaxell/password-compat": "1.0.*",
		"happydemon/s4k": "0.5",
		"goyote/hint": "1.0"
	"minimum-stability": "dev"

Run composer update

Next up open APPATH.bootstrap.php and add S4K, elements, arr, txt and hint to your modules (make sure Database and ORM are activated too)

  's4k' 	=> MODPATH.'s4k',	// S4K module, examplory implementation of Sentry
  'txt' 	=> MODPATH.'txt',	// Extra text helpers (used by Sentry)
  'arr' 	=> MODPATH.'arr',	// Extra Arr helpers (used for groups)
  'elements' 	=> MODPATH.'elements',	// Navigation element manager
  'hint' 	=> MODPATH.'hint',	// Flash message manager
  'database'	=> MODPATH.'database',	// Database access
  'orm'		=> MODPATH.'orm',	// Object Relationship Mapping

Right under that we'll put the code to alias some Sentry classes

 * Setup Sentry
class_alias('\Cartalyst\Sentry\Facades\Kohana\Sentry', 'Sentry');

Alright, we're nearly up and running, all we need to do is run an SQL dump in phpMyAdmin, you can find it under DOCROOT/vendor/cartalyst/schema/mysql.sql

If you run Kohana on your localhost in the dir 'kohana', go and visit http://localhost/kohana/S4K to see the running examples.

Gittip Badge