The Symfony2 Security Component And Propel

    If you’ve started to play with the awesome Symfony2 Security Component, you’ll know that you can configure a provider to retrieve your users. Symfony2, and the PropelBundle provide a propel provider, so you just need to add the following configuration to your security.yml file:

    # app/config/security.yml
                class:    My\AwesomeBundle\Model\User
                property: username

    Your User class have to implement the UserInterface:

    // src/My/AwesomeBundle/Model/User.php
    use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\User\UserInterface;
    class User extends BaseUser implements UserInterface

    That’s all!

    ACL implementation

    The PropelBundle provides a model-based implementation of the Security components’ interfaces. To make use of this AuditableAclProvider you only need to change your security configuration.


    This will switch the provider to be the AuditableAclProvider of the PropelBundle.

    The auditing of this provider is set to a sensible default. It will audit all ACL failures but no success by default. If you also want to audit successful authorizations, you need to update the auditing of the given ACL accordingly.

    After adding the provider, you only need to run the propel:acl:init command in order to get the model generated. If you already got an ACL database, the schema of the PropelBundle is compatible with the default schema of Symfony2.

    Separate database connection for ACL

    In case you want to use a different database for your ACL than your business model, you only need to configure this service.

            class:          Propel\Runtime\Connection\DebugPDO
            factory_class:  Propel\Runtime\Propel
            factory_method: getConnection
            arguments:      [ "acl" ]

    The PropelBundle looks for this service, and if given uses the provided connection for all ACL related operations. The given argument (acl in the example) is the name of the connection to use, as defined in your runtime configuration.