Configureable authentication and registration template for NTLM, LDAP and Database authentication

v1.1 2019-05-22 08:17 UTC



This is a skeleton application with authentication using the Zend Framework MVC layer and module systems.

Installation using Composer

The easiest way to create project with this template is to use Composer. If you don't have it already installed, then please install as per the documentation.

To create your new project:

$ composer create-project meiko-kod/auth path/to/install

After installation you can set up your project by using

$ ant build

Development mode

The skeleton ships with zf-development-mode by default, and provides three aliases for consuming the script it ships with:

$ composer development-enable  # enable development mode
$ composer development-disable # disable development mode
$ composer development-status  # whether or not development mode is enabled

You may provide development-only modules and bootstrap-level configuration in config/development.config.php.dist, and development-only application configuration in config/autoload/development.local.php.dist. Enabling development mode will copy these files to versions removing the .dist suffix, while disabling development mode will remove those copies.

Development mode is automatically enabled as part of the skeleton installation process. After making changes to one of the above-mentioned .dist configuration files you will either need to disable then enable development mode for the changes to take effect, or manually make matching updates to the .dist-less copies of those files.

Running Unit Tests

To run the supplied skeleton unit tests, you need to do one of the following:

  • During initial project creation, select to install the MVC testing support.

  • After initial project creation, install zend-test:

    $ composer require --dev zendframework/zend-test

Once testing support is present, you can run the tests using:

$ ./vendor/bin/phpunit

If you need to make local modifications for the PHPUnit test setup, copy phpunit.xml.dist to phpunit.xml and edit the new file; the latter has precedence over the former when running tests, and is ignored by version control. (If you want to make the modifications permanent, edit the phpunit.xml.dist file.)

Web server setup

Apache setup

To setup apache, setup a virtual host to point to the public/ directory of the project and you should be ready to go! It should look something like below:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName zfapp.localhost
    DocumentRoot /path/to/zfapp/public
    <Directory /path/to/zfapp/public>
        DirectoryIndex index.php
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
        <IfModule mod_authz_core.c>
        Require all granted

Nginx setup

To setup nginx, open your /path/to/nginx/nginx.conf and add an include directive below into http block if it does not already exist:

http {
    # ...
    include sites-enabled/*.conf;

Create a virtual host configuration file for your project under /path/to/nginx/sites-enabled/zfapp.localhost.conf it should look something like below:

server {
    listen       80;
    server_name  zfapp.localhost;
    root         /path/to/zfapp/public;

    location / {
        index index.php;
        try_files $uri $uri/ @php;

    location @php {
        # Pass the PHP requests to FastCGI server (php-fpm) on
        fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME /path/to/zfapp/public/index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;

Restart the nginx, now you should be ready to go!