Official bundle for the SymfonyConnect SDK

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v5.1.1 2019-07-19 17:13 UTC



This is the official bundle of the SymfonyConnect SDK.


Step 1: Install symfony/connect-bundle using Composer

$ composer require symfonycorp/connect-bundle

Step 2: Enable the bundle


// app/AppKernel.php
public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        new SymfonyCorp\Bundle\ConnectBundle\SymfonyConnectBundle(),
        // ...

Step 3: Configure your config.yml file

# app/config/config.yml
    app_id:     Your app id
    app_secret: Your app secret
    scope:      Your app scope # SCOPE_EMAIL SCOPE_PUBLIC


Use SymfonyConnect to authenticate your user

Step 1: Configure the security

Note: If you want to persist your users, read the Cookbooks section.

If you don't want to persist your users, you can use ConnectInMemoryUserProvider:

# app/config/security.yml
            connect_memory: ~
        dev: { pattern:  "^/(_(profiler|wdt)|css|images|js)/",  security: false }
            pattern:    ^/
                check_path: oauth_callback
                login_path: symfony_connect_new_session
                failure_path: homepage # need to be adapted to your config, see step 5
                remember_me: false
                provider: symfony_connect
            anonymous: true

You can also load specific roles for some users:

# app/config/security.yml
                    90f28e69-9ce9-4a42-8b0e-e8c7fcc27713: "ROLE_CONNECT_USER ROLE_ADMIN"

Note: The username is the user uuid.

Step 2: Configure the routing

Import the default routing

# app/config/routing.yml
    resource: "@SymfonyConnectBundle/Resources/config/routing.xml"

Step 3: Add some link to your templates

You can generate a link to the SymfonyConnect login page:

<a href="{{ url('symfony_connect_new_session') }}">Connect</a>

You can also specify the target URL after connection:

<a href="{{ url('symfony_connect_new_session') }}?target=XXX">Connect</a>

Step 4: Play with the user

The API user is available through the security token:

$user = $this->container->get('security.context')->getToken()->getApiUser();

You can also get access to the API root object:

$accessToken = $this->container->get('security.context')->getToken()->getAccessToken();

$api = $this->get('symfony_connect.api');

$root = $api->getRoot();
$user = $root->getCurrentUser();

If you use the built-in security component, you can access to the root api directly:

$api = $this->get('symfony_connect.api');
$user = $api->getRoot()->getCurrentUser();

Step 5: Handling Failures

Several errors can occur during the OAuth dance, for example the user can deny your application or the scope you defined in config.yml can be different from what you selected while creating your application on SymfonyConnect. Theses failures arehandled by the default Symfony failure handling.

Therefore, if an error occurred, the error is stored in the session (with a fallback on query attributes) and the user is redirected to the route/path specificed in failure_path node of the symfony_connect section of your firewall in security.yml.

Warning: You need to specifiy failure_path. If you don't, the user will be redirected back to login_path, meaning that will launch the SymfonyConnect authentication and redirect the user to SymfonyConnect which can lead to a redirection loop.

This means you need to fetch the authentication error if there is one and display it in the view. This is similar to what you do for a typical login form on Symfony (here we assume you have a homepage route pointing to the AppBundle:Default:homepage controller):

// src/AppBundle/Controller/DefaultController.php

namespace AppBundle\Controller;

use Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\Controller;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\SecurityContextInterface;

class DefaultController extends Controller
    public function homepageAction(Request $request)
        $session = $request->getSession();

        // get the authentication error if there is one
        if ($request->attributes->has(SecurityContextInterface::AUTHENTICATION_ERROR)) {
            $error = $request->attributes->get(
        } elseif (null !== $session && $session->has(SecurityContextInterface::AUTHENTICATION_ERROR)) {
            $error = $session->get(SecurityContextInterface::AUTHENTICATION_ERROR);
        } else {
            $error = '';

        return $this->render('default/homepage.html.twig', array('error' => $error));

And then adapt your twig template:

{# app/Resources/views/default/homepage.html.twig #}

{% if app.user %}
    Congrats! You are authenticated with SymfonyConnect
{% elseif error %}
    {{ error.messageKey | trans(error.messageData, 'security') }}
{% else %}
    <a href="{{ url('symfony_connect_new_session') }}">Connect with SymfonyConnect</a>
{% endif %}


How to persist users

Step 1 - Create a User entity


namespace AppBundle\Entity;

use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;
use SymfonyCorp\Connect\Api\Entity\User as ConnectApiUser;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\User\UserInterface;

 * @ORM\Table(name="sl_user")
 * @ORM\Entity(repositoryClass="AppBundle\Repository\UserRepository")
class User implements UserInterface
    /** @ORM\Column(type="integer") @ORM\Id @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="AUTO") */
    private $id;

    /** @ORM\Column(type="string", length=255) */
    private $uuid;

    /** @ORM\Column(type="string", length=255) */
    private $username;

    /** @ORM\Column(type="string", length=255) */
    private $name;

    public function __construct($uuid)
        $this->uuid = $uuid;

    public function updateFromConnect(ConnectApiUser $apiUser)
        $this->username = $apiUser->getUsername();
        $this->name = $apiUser->getName();

    public function getUuid()
        return $this->uuid;

    public function getUsername()
        return $this->username;

    public function getName()
        return $this->name;

    public function getRoles()
        return array('ROLE_USER');

    public function getPassword()

    public function getSalt()

    public function eraseCredentials()

Step 2 - Create the repository


namespace AppBundle\Repository;

use Doctrine\ORM\EntityRepository;
use AppBundle\Entity\User;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\Exception\UnsupportedUserException;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\User\UserInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\User\UserProviderInterface;

class UserRepository extends EntityRepository implements UserProviderInterface
    public function loadUserByUsername($uuid)
        $user = $this->findOneByUuid($uuid);

        if (!$user) {
            $user = new User($uuid);

        return $user;

    public function refreshUser(UserInterface $user)
        if (!$user instanceof User) {
            throw new UnsupportedUserException(sprintf('class %s is not supported', get_class($user)));

        return $this->loadUserByUsername($user->getUuid());

    public function supportsClass($class)
        return 'AppBundle\Entity\User' === $class;

Don't forget to update your database.

Step 3 - Create the event listener


namespace AppBundle\EventListener;

use Doctrine\ORM\EntityManager;
use SymfonyCorp\Connect\Security\Authentication\Token\ConnectToken;
use Symfony\Component\EventDispatcher\EventSubscriberInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Http\Event\InteractiveLoginEvent;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Http\SecurityEvents;

class SecurityInteractiveLoginListener implements EventSubscriberInterface
    private $em;

    public static function getSubscribedEvents()
        return array(
            SecurityEvents::INTERACTIVE_LOGIN => 'registerUser',

    public function __construct(EntityManager $em)
        $this->em = $em;

    public function registerUser(InteractiveLoginEvent $event)
        $token = $event->getAuthenticationToken();

        if (!$token instanceof ConnectToken) {

        $user = $token->getUser();


Step 4 - Wire everything

Step 4.1 - Add new services
<?xml version="1.0" ?>

<container xmlns=""

        <service id="app.repository.user" class="AppBundle\Repository\UserRepository" factory-service="doctrine" factory-method="getRepository">
        <service id="app.event_listener.interactive_login" class="AppBundle\EventListener\SecurityInteractiveLoginListener">
            <tag name="kernel.event_subscriber" />
            <argument type="service" id="doctrine.orm.entity_manager" />
Step 4.2 - Configure security
# app/config/security.yml
        AppBundle\Entity\User: plaintext

            id: app.repository.user

Step 5 - Enjoy

You can store more things if you want. But don't forget to update your application scope.


This bundle is licensed under the MIT license.