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Getting Started With TwoFAS/TwoFactorBundle

In this guide you will learn how install and configure the bundle to be used in your Symfony application.


Before installation make sure that your application satisfies the requirements in, the Symfony Security Component is installed, and you have a Login form (more information in Login Form Setup)


Step 1: Download the Bundle

Open a command console, enter your project directory and execute the following command to download the latest stable version of this bundle:

$ composer require twofas/two-factor-bundle

This command requires you to have Composer installed, as explained in the installation chapter of the Composer documentation.

Step 2: Enable the bundle

Enable the bundle in the kernel

// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        new TwoFAS\TwoFactorBundle\TwoFASTwoFactorBundle(),
        // ...


We use FOSJsRoutingBundle to serve routes in JS files, so you may enable this bundle too (more information in the FOSJsRoutingBundle documentation). If you have one, you have to only dump new routes (at the end of installation process). If you don't want to use this bundle you have to write static routes in JS files (more info in Overriding templates)

Step 3: Register the Routes

Load the routing definition of the bundle in the application (usually in the app/config/routing.yml file):

# app/config/routing.yml
    resource: "@TwoFASTwoFactorBundle/Resources/config/routing.xml"
    prefix:   /2fas

Step 4: Configure your application

In order to use this bundle you have to write some configuration.

Below is a minimal example of the configuration necessary to use the TwoFAS/TwoFactorBundle in your application:

# app/config/config.yml
    account_name: ~
    db_driver: orm
    encryption_key: ~
    firewalls: ["Your firewall name you are using in security.yml"]

# app/config/security.yml
    - { path: ^/2fas, role: IS_AUTHENTICATED_REMEMBERED }

Step 5: Install assets

Execute the following command to publish the assets required by the bundle:

# Symfony 2.8
$ php app/console assets:install

# Symfony 3.x
$ php bin/console assets:install

Step 6: Expose the Routes

If you are using FOSJsRoutingBundle with precompiled fos_js_routes.js file you have to run:

# Symfony 2.8
$ php app/console fos:js-routing:dump

# Symfony 3.x
$ php bin/console fos:js-routing:dump

Step 7: Update your database schema

Now that the bundle is configured, you need to update your database schema:

# Symfony 2.8
$ php app/console doctrine:schema:update --force

# Symfony 3.x
$ php bin/console doctrine:schema:update --force

Next Steps

We also recommend that you clear your Symfony cache after installation.

Now that you have completed the basic installation and configuration of the TwoFAS/TwoFactorBundle, you need to create an account in 2FAS and configure it with your authentication mobile app.

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