This package does not yet have a Symfony Flex recipe. Installation steps must be done manually.

Default configuration files will be copied in the dev environment except for the file defining the services.

Step 1

The easiest way to install it is through Composer

composer require drupol/cas-bundle

Step 2

Make sure that the bundle is enabled in config/bundles.php.

You should see a line that looks like the following:

drupol\CasBundle\CasBundle::class => ['all' => true],

Step 3

Recursively copy the content of the Resources/config folder in config/ folder.

cp -ar vendor/drupol/cas-bundle/Resources/config/* config/

Step 4

Register new firewall for CAS authentication, e.g.

            provider: cas
                - cas.guardauthenticator

Example of configuration:

            pattern: ^/(_(profiler|wdt)|css|images|js)/
            security: false
            anonymous: true
            provider: cas
            switch_user: true
            pattern: ^/
                    - cas.guardauthenticator
        - { path: ^/api, role: ROLE_CAS_AUTHENTICATED }

This example configuration example will trigger the authentication on paths starting with /api, therefore make sure that at least such paths exists.

Feel free to change these configuration to fits your need. Have a look at the Symfony documentation about security and Guard authentication.

Step 5

The default configuration of this bundle comes with a configuration for authenticating with a real CAS server setup for testing and demo purposes at

You should normally already be able to authenticate using the following credentials:

  • User: casuser
  • Password: Mellon

Modifying the configuration file is key in this bundle and requires some understanding of the CAS protocol. See more on the dedicated Configuration page for that.

Step 6

The CAS protocol requires HTTPS on both side (client and server) in order to communicate.

Whilst it is not possible to configure the behavior of the CAS server, it is possible to configure the HTTP client in use in this bundle in order to relax the requirement and to disable SSL checks when communicating from the client to the server.


Keep in mind that the following is only for development setup, not for production.

On step 3, while copying the configuration files, the file config/packages/dev/cas_framework.yaml is copied over. That file is useful when developing, it will disable some verifications required when using SSL protocol.

Those particular settings are specific to the default HTTP client that is installed, which is symfony/http-client.

If you plan to change the HTTP client, those settings will most probably need to be updated accordingly.