sfGuardExtraPlugin - 1.4

Add missing functionalities to sfGuardPlugin.

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This plugin provides additional modules for sfGuardPlugin: ForgotPassword and Register.


  • Install the plugin

    symfony plugin:install sfGuardExtraPlugin
  • Enable one or more modules in your settings.yml (optional). For your frontend application: sfGuardForgotPassword, sfGuardRegister

        enabled_modules:      [sfGuardForgotPassword, sfGuardRegister](sfGuardAuth,)
  • The sfGuardPlugin automatically registered a route named password if the module sfGuardAuth is enabled, so you must be sure that sfGuardExtraPlugin is enabled before sfGuardPlugin in your ProjectConfiguration.class.php, so it can register the route early:

    // in /config/ProjectConfiguration.class.php
    public function setup()
      // this list is incomplete: it depends on other plugins you could have installed before
      $this->enablePlugins('sfPropelPlugin', 'sfGuardExtraPlugin', 'sfGuardPlugin');
  • Add an email field to sfGuardUser schema

      # [...]
      email:     { type: varchar(255), required: true }
      # [...]

    Alternatively, you can add email field to sfGuardUserProfile schema, and add proxy methods to sfGuardUser class:

    public function getEmail()
      return $this->getProfile()->getEmail();
    public function setEmail($email)
  • Add method retrieveByUsernameOrEmail to get a user by email or username in lib/model/sfGuardPlugin/sfGuardUserPeer.class. The following is a working example, if you use sfGuardUserProfile:

    public static function retrieveByUsernameOrEmail($usernameOrEmail, $isActive = true)
      $c = new Criteria();
      $c->addJoin(self::ID, sfGuardUserProfilePeer::USER_ID, Criteria::LEFT_JOIN);
      $c0 = $c->getNewCriterion(self::USERNAME, $usernameOrEmail);
      $c1 = $c->getNewCriterion(sfGuardUserProfilePeer::EMAIL, $usernameOrEmail);
      $c2 = $c->getNewCriterion(self::IS_ACTIVE, $isActive);
        return self::doSelectOne($c);
  • You can select the preferred behavior of password reset: set the new password to a random string and mail it to user, or let the user choose the new password. The first behavior is default. Set reset_type to ask for the second one (see below).

  • Clear your cache

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Email delivery

Emails are sent using built-in sfMailer.

You can customize the following mail parameters:

    mail_from:        noreply@example.org
    name_from:        noreply
    subject_confirm:  Confirm Registration
    subject_complete: Request complete
    subject_request:  Request to reset password
    subject_success:  Password reset successfully
    reset_type:       set # set to `ask` for asking (see above)


sfGuardExtraPlugin comes with a validator that you can use in your modules: sfGuardValidatorUsernameOrEmail.

This validator is used by the sfGuardForgotPassword module to check if user exists for username or email.