How to check if an user is logged in Symfony2 inside a controller?

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I read here how to check the login status of an user by inside a twig template for a Symfony2-based website. However, I need to know how to check if the user is logged in from inside a controller. I was quite sure the the following code was right:

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

but it always return something, e.g. a logged user or an anonymous user.

Any idea? Thanks in advance.

This question is tagged with symfony login symfony-security

~ Asked on 2012-04-22 19:55:34

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Warning: Checking for 'IS_AUTHENTICATED_FULLY' alone will return false if the user has logged in using "Remember me" functionality.

According to Symfony 2 documentation, there are 3 possibilities:

IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY - automatically assigned to a user who is in a firewall protected part of the site but who has not actually logged in. This is only possible if anonymous access has been allowed.

IS_AUTHENTICATED_REMEMBERED - automatically assigned to a user who was authenticated via a remember me cookie.

IS_AUTHENTICATED_FULLY - automatically assigned to a user that has provided their login details during the current session.

Those roles represent three levels of authentication:

If you have the IS_AUTHENTICATED_REMEMBERED role, then you also have the IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY role. If you have the IS_AUTHENTICATED_FULLY role, then you also have the other two roles. In other words, these roles represent three levels of increasing "strength" of authentication.

I ran into an issue where users of our system that had used "Remember Me" functionality were being treated as if they had not logged in at all on pages that only checked for 'IS_AUTHENTICATED_FULLY'.

The answer then is to require them to re-login if they are not authenticated fully, or to check for the remembered role:

$securityContext = $this->container->get('security.authorization_checker');
if ($securityContext->isGranted('IS_AUTHENTICATED_REMEMBERED')) {
    // authenticated REMEMBERED, FULLY will imply REMEMBERED (NON anonymous)
}

Hopefully, this will save someone out there from making the same mistake I made. I used this very post as a reference when looking up how to check if someone was logged in or not on Symfony 2.

Source: http://symfony.com/doc/2.3/cookbook/security/remember_me.html#forcing-the-user-to-re-authenticate-before-accessing-certain-resources

~ Answered on 2012-10-20 01:16:00


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SecurityContext will be deprecated in Symfony 3.0

Prior to Symfony 2.6 you would use SecurityContext.
SecurityContext will be deprecated in Symfony 3.0 in favour of the AuthorizationChecker.

For Symfony 2.6+ & Symfony 3.0 use AuthorizationChecker.


Symfony 2.6 (and below)

// Get our Security Context Object - [deprecated in 3.0]
$security_context = $this->get('security.context');
# e.g: $security_context->isGranted('ROLE_ADMIN');

// Get our Token (representing the currently logged in user)
$security_token = $security_context->getToken();
# e.g: $security_token->getUser();
# e.g: $security_token->isAuthenticated();
# [Careful]             ^ "Anonymous users are technically authenticated"

// Get our user from that security_token
$user = $security_token->getUser();
# e.g: $user->getEmail(); $user->isSuperAdmin(); $user->hasRole();

// Check for Roles on the $security_context
$isRoleAdmin = $security_context->isGranted('ROLE_ADMIN');
# e.g: (bool) true/false

Symfony 3.0+ (and from Symfony 2.6+)

security.context becomes security.authorization_checker.
We now get our token from security.token_storage instead of the security.context

// [New 3.0] Get our "authorization_checker" Object
$auth_checker = $this->get('security.authorization_checker');
# e.g: $auth_checker->isGranted('ROLE_ADMIN');

// Get our Token (representing the currently logged in user)
// [New 3.0] Get the `token_storage` object (instead of calling upon `security.context`)
$token = $this->get('security.token_storage')->getToken();
# e.g: $token->getUser();
# e.g: $token->isAuthenticated();
# [Careful]            ^ "Anonymous users are technically authenticated"

// Get our user from that token
$user = $token->getUser();
# e.g (w/ FOSUserBundle): $user->getEmail(); $user->isSuperAdmin(); $user->hasRole();

// [New 3.0] Check for Roles on the $auth_checker
$isRoleAdmin = $auth_checker->isGranted('ROLE_ADMIN');
// e.g: (bool) true/false

Read more here in the docs: AuthorizationChecker
How to do this in twig?: Symfony 2: How do I check if a user is not logged in inside a template?

~ Answered on 2015-08-06 21:34:03


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