Actions tracking plugin for symfony 1.4

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This plugin provides a tracking mechanism for actions performed or visited on the application.


All you need to do to have user actions tracked is add a filter to your filters.yml configuration file:

    security:  ~

    # Add this filter after the security key
      class: ncTrackerFilter

By default, all actions will be tracked, but this can be easily customized by adding some configuration parameters in the application's app.yml file:

        track_non_secure: true  # Whether non-secure actions will be tracked
        track_errors:     true  # Whether 404 errors should be tracked
        track_ajax:       true  # Whether XMLHTTPRequests should be tracked
        register_routes:  true  # Whether routes for admin module should be
                                #   automatically registered.

Preventing specific actions from being tracked

Aside from the plugin's configuration, you can specifically state which actions should or should not be tracked. The way to do this is by adding a isTrackable method to your actions class that returns true if the action should be tracked or false if it shouldn't.

    public function isTrackable()
      return false;

If such method does not exist, the configuration of the plugin will determine whether the action is trackable or not.

For your convenience, an actions abstract class is included in the plugin for those modules that shouldn't be tracked: ncIncognitoActions. Just extend that class in your actions class and no action for that module will be tracked.

    class my_moduleActions extends ncIncognitoActions
      // The actions for this module won't be tracked

Further customization

Enable the nc_tracker_entry module for your application in your settings.yml file.

    enabled_modules: [default, nc_tracker_entry]

If you need it, you may secure the module by creating a nc_tracker_entry directory in your application's modules directory (not creating the whole module) and creating inside of it some files so that the whole structure matches the following structure:

            nc_tracker_entry/       # The (incomplete) module
              config/               # Its config folder
                security.yml        # The security configuration file

Module / Action names translation

You may want translate the name of your modules and actions to make them more user-friendly. Lucky for you, this can be easily done! Just create an i18n catalogue named modules to translate the module names, and/or another one named actions to translate your actions.