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Facebook Connect + sfDoctrineApplyPlugin, sfDoctrineGuardPlugin Symfony


I'm looking for a complete and working tutorial on how to use Facebook Connect for User Registration and Authentication of an Symfony 1.4 Application using sfDoctrineApplyPlugin and sfDoctrineGuardPlugin for Registration and Authentication. doesn't seem to be working and maintained doesn't seem to have a complete installation/implementation tutorial

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Ben answers:

I have used sfFacebookConnectPlugin

which uses sfDoctrineGuard

There is a great tutorial here:

Note that the plugin codebase is now located on Git Hub

If you want to replicate the email registration process of sfDoctrineApply, you can do so quite easily by just adding a couple of extra methods to the sfGuardAuth module (copy it from the plugin directory into your application directory and change the copied version)

I add the following for email verification:

/* paste these methods inside your sfGuardAuthActions class*/
public function sendActivationEmail(sfGuardUser $user){

$from_address = sfConfig::get('app_email_from_address');
$from_name = sfConfig::get('app_email_from_name');
$from = array(
$from_address => $from_name

$variables = array(
'name' => (($user->getFirstName() != '')? $user->getFirstName() :$user->getUsername()),
'token'=> $this->getActivationToken($user),
'userId'=> $user->getId()

/* I have a partial which includes the email body, but it will just basically contain a welcome message and the authorisation link */
$htmlBody = $this->getPartial('sfGuardAuth', 'activationEmailHTML', $variables);
$textBody = $this->getPartial('sfGuardAuth', 'activationEmailText', $variables);

$mailer = $this->getMailer();
$subject = sfConfig::get('app_site_name').' - Activate Your Account';
$message = $mailer->compose($from, $user->email_address, $subject, $htmlBody);

$message->setBody($htmlBody, 'text/html');
$message->addPart($textBody, 'text/plain');

catch(Swift_RfcComplianceException $e){
/* in the unlikely event that an email address passes the symfony validation, but fails the swift mailer validation, notify the admin */
mail(sfConfig::get('email_admin_address'), sfConfig::get('app_site_name').' anomalous email address', 'user_id: '.$user->getId()." \n".$e->getMessage());

public function executeActivate(sfWebRequest $request){
$user = Doctrine::getTable('sfGuardUser')->find($request->getParameter('id'));
$token = $request->getParameter('token');
if($token == $this->getActivationToken($user))
/* fire off user sign in event */
$event = new sfEvent($this, 'user.activated', array('userId' => $user->getId()));

public function getActivationToken(sfGuardUser $user)
you can use anything method you like to generate the token as long as it's reproducable
I include the last_login as a field in order to prevent the token being used after the user has already logged in
$string = $user->getSalt().$user->getCreatedAt().$user->getLastLogin();
return md5($string);