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Time to try our app! First, in .env, change the database name to symfony3_tutorial, or whatever the database name was called when you first setup the project. Now when we run doctrine:migrations:status... yes! We have a full database!

Installing the Server

Let's start the built-in web server:

./bin/console server:run


There are no commands defined in the "server" namespace.

Remember: with Flex, you opt in to features. Run:

composer require server

When it finishes, run:

./bin/console server:run

Interesting - it started on localhost:8001. Ah, that's because the old server is still running and hogging port 8000! And woh! It's super broken: we've removed a ton of files it was using. Hit Ctrl+C to stop the server. Ah! It's so broken it doesn't want to stop! It's taking over! Close that terminal!

Start the server again:

./bin/console server:run

It still starts on port 8001, but that's fine! Go back to your browser and load http://localhost:8001. Ha! It works! Check it out: Symfony 4.0.1.

Surf around to see if everything works: go to /genus. Looks great! Now /admin/genus. Ah! Looks terrible!

To use the @Security tag, you need to use the Security component and the ExpressionLanguage component.

The New @IsGranted

Hmm. Let's do some digging! Open src/AppBundle/Controller/Admin/GenusAdminController.php. Yep! Here is the @Security annotation from FrameworkExtraBundle. The string we're passing to it is an expression, so we need to install the ExpressionLanguage.

But wait! I have a better idea. Google for SensioFrameworkExtraBundle and find its GitHub page. Click on releases: the latest is 5.1.3. What version do we have? Open composer.json: woh! We're using version 3! Ancient!

Let's update this to ^5.0.

82 lines composer.json
... lines 2 - 16
"require": {
... lines 18 - 23
"sensio/framework-extra-bundle": "^5.0",
... lines 25 - 42
... lines 44 - 80

Then, run:

composer update sensio/framework-extra-bundle

to update just this library. Like with any major upgrade, look for a CHANGELOG to make sure there aren't any insane changes that will break your app.

So... why are we upgrading? So glad you asked: because the new version has a feature I really like! As soon as Composer finishes, go back to GenusAdminController. Instead of using @Security, use @IsGranted.

... lines 1 - 12
... line 15
class GenusAdminController extends Controller
... lines 18 - 97

This is similar, but simpler. For the value, you only need to say: ROLE_MANAGE_GENUS.

Try it - refresh! Yes! We're sent to the login page - that's good! Sign in with password iliketurtles.

At this point... we're done! Unless... you want to move all of your classes from AppBundle directly into src/. I do! And it's much easier than you might think.

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What PHP libraries does this tutorial use?

// composer.json
    "require": {
        "php": "^7.1.3",
        "composer/package-versions-deprecated": "^1.11", // 1.11.99
        "doctrine/doctrine-bundle": "^1.6", // 1.8.1
        "doctrine/doctrine-cache-bundle": "^1.2", // 1.3.2
        "doctrine/doctrine-migrations-bundle": "^1.1", // v1.3.1
        "doctrine/orm": "^2.5", // v2.7.2
        "fzaninotto/faker": "^1.7", // v1.7.1
        "knplabs/knp-markdown-bundle": "^1.4", // 1.6.0
        "sensio/framework-extra-bundle": "^5.0", // v5.1.3
        "stof/doctrine-extensions-bundle": "dev-master", // dev-master
        "symfony/asset": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/console": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/flex": "^1.0", // v1.9.10
        "symfony/form": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/framework-bundle": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/lts": "^4@dev", // dev-master
        "symfony/maker-bundle": "^1.0", // v1.0.2
        "symfony/monolog-bundle": "^3.1", // v3.1.2
        "symfony/polyfill-apcu": "^1.0", // v1.6.0
        "symfony/profiler-pack": "^1.0", // v1.0.3
        "symfony/security-bundle": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/security-csrf": "^4.0",
        "symfony/swiftmailer-bundle": "^3.1", // v3.1.6
        "symfony/translation": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/twig-bundle": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/validator": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/web-server-bundle": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/yaml": "^4.0" // v4.0.1
    "require-dev": {
        "symfony/dotenv": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "symfony/phpunit-bridge": "^4.0", // v4.0.1
        "doctrine/doctrine-fixtures-bundle": "^3.0" // 3.0.2