Security and Authentication
You can make full use of the Symfony Security Component to handle complex
authentication/authorization scenarios. However, as the Pimcore administration interface and the REST API already
use the security component for its puropses, a couple of prerequisites and differences to a standard Symfony application need to be considered. As starting point, please have a look at the security.yml
defined in the
CoreBundle to get an idea what Pimcore already defines.
Merged security configurations
A standard Symfony application requires the security configuration to be defined in one single file. In contrast to that, Pimcore allows to merge security configurations together from multiple locations. This allows bundles (e.g. a bundle defining its own routes), to define custom security configurations for its routes which are then merged into the
global security configuration.
This setup was mainly choosen to make sure the Pimcore admin security configuration is always loaded and can be extended by the application specific configuration which is defined by bundles and your application logic. Security configurations will always be loaded in the following order (this
also applies to firewalls and
access_control to make sure the admin interface is always matched first):
- any security configuration which was auto-loaded from bundle configs (see auto loading config files)
app/config/security.ymlif imported from your main
Those configurations will be merged together, i.e. if a bundle defines a firewall or an
access_control entry, this entry
will always be loaded and matched after the admin configuration. To get an idea of the merged security configuration
you can use the
debug:config security CLI command:
$ bin/console debug:config security
Current configuration for extension with alias "security"
As result of this merging logic, please consider the following caveats:
- always specify the
providerentry for your firewall as otherwise the
pimcore_adminprovider will be used which is probably not what you want
- you can use a pattern of
^/for both firewall and
access_controlbut keep in mind that the admin firewall and the access_control entries defined by the admin security will match first
The Demo CMS profile provides a simple login
example using a
User Pimcore object and a
form_login authenticator which allows a site-wide login with public and
A simplified guide to this setup is illustrated in Authenticate against Pimcore Objects.
For more complex examples, custom user providers and a full configuration reference please read the Symfony Security Component documentation.