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Acl security for presenter actions, signals and components by annotations

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Security by annotations in Nette.

Allows securing presenters by using annotations on presenter "action" and "handle" methods. Also can tie presenter components to specific actions and secure the creation of component by the same manner.


The easiest way to install is via composer. Just run: composer require kusebauch/nette-security-annotation

Optionally you can just download the source and include the files as needed.

Basic Usage

To enable the security just add the @Secured annotation to a method. (action*, handle*, render* or createComponent*) Optionally you can add the annotation to the class and it will cascade to all methods in the class.


Every method can have exactly one resource associated with it as of right now. The resource is defined by the @Resource annotation with string value. Resource defined at the class level is OVERRIDDEN by resource defined at method level.


Every method can have unlimited amount of privileges associated with it. They are defined by the @Privilege annotation. The values are either string or array of strings. Privilege defined at class level are MERGED with the privileges defined at method level. Privileges are not strict - You need to have at least one privilege to access the method, not all of them.


Specific annotation for createComponent* methods. Can tie this this component factory to a specific presenter action. It is defined by the @Action annotation and the rules are the same as are for the Privilege annotation.

Violation behavior

If a violation of privileges happens in an action*, handle* or render* methods, ForbiddenRequestException is thrown. THe same exception is thrown if the user is not logged in. If a method has @Secured annotation, but does not have a @Resource annotation associated with it, InvalidStateException is thrown. Also if a you try to access a component in incorrect method, ForbiddenRequestException is thrown.


For examples of usage, see "tests/_support".

Advanced usage

There are some considerations for advanced usage based on this library.

Overriding presenter methods

This library overrides the default behavior for createComponent and checkRequirements presenter methods. For this reason, special care has to be taken if overriding these methods in your own code, especially, if you use "trait" version of this library.

For createComponent method, the library calls the checkRequirements method and checks the @Action annotation.

For checkRequirements method, the library parses the annotations and calls the "$presenter->getUser()->isAllowed($resource, $privilege)" for every @Resource and @Privilege pair, tills it find the first pair, for witch it is allowed (if any).

Overriding default behavior

You might want a different behavior if a violation of permissions happens. In this case you can just "Override the presenter methods" (more above). In this case, you might want a code like this:

 public function checkRequirements($element) {
     try {
     } catch(ForbiddenRequestException $e) {
         //You own exception processing