Integrates the UUID library with Symfony 2.

2.0.0 2017-01-19 22:16 UTC


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UUID Bundle

This bundle integrates ramsey/uuid into Symfony 2 as services.


use Ramsey\Uuid\Uuid;

// The UUID factory is available as a service.
$factory = $this->container->get('kherge_uuid.uuid_factory');

// And you can use it how you normally would.
$v1 = $factory->uuid1();
$v3 = $factory->uuid3(Uuid::NAMESPACE_DNS, '');
$v4 = $factory->uuid4();
$v5 = $factory->uuid5(Uuid::NAMESPACE_DNS, '');


composer require kherge/uuid-bundle

Once Composer has downloaded the bundle and its dependencies, please add the following line to where you believe it is appropriate in the AppKernel class (or your app's equivalent).

new KHerGe\Bundle\UuidBundle\KHerGeUuidBundle(),


While no configuration is required, you may want to refer to the output of app/console config:dump-reference kherge_uuid to see a breakdown of all available settings. Each setting is documented so that choosing the right settings becomes a little simpler. You will be expected to know how to use the ramsey/uuid package to understand how the bundle's settings will work with its classes.

Recommended Settings

This will allow you to generate secure UUIDs, but requires that you have the moontoast/math package and libsodium extension installed.

            number_converter: kherge_uuid.number_converter.big_number
            time_converter: kherge_uuid.time_converter.big_number
        number_converter: kherge_uuid.number_converter.big_number
        random_generator: kherge_uuid.generator.sodium
        time_generator: kherge_uuid.generator.default_time

You may want to change the random generator.


You can have Doctrine automatically generate new UUIDs for your new entities. Support is limited to only v1 and v4 UUIDs. To use the custom generators, you will need to use the following annotations for the ID field in your entity:

use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;

 * @ORM\Entity()
 * @ORM\Table()
class Entity
     * @ORM\Column(type="uuid")
     * @ORM\CustomIdGenerator("KHerGe\Bundle\UuidBundle\Doctrine\Id\Uuid4Generator")
     * @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="CUSTOM")
     * @ORM\Id()
    private $id;

Replace the class name with the desired generator.

It is strongly recommended that you enable the use of a global factory. Not doing so will allow the UUID library to create and use its own UUID factory, independent of the factory service that was configured for Symfony.

        global: true

Parameter Conversion

The bundle provides support for converting UUIDs in request parameters. To use this feature, you must have the sensio/framework-extra-bundle installed to support parameter conversion.

use Ramsey\Uuid\Uuid;

 * @Route("/entity/{id}")
 * @ParamConverter("id")
public function getAction(Uuid $id)
    // ... use the uuid ...