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The OAuthEvent class

When a user accepts to share his data with a client, it's a nice idea to save this state. By default, the FOSOAuthServerBundle will always show the authorization page to the user when an access token is asked. As an access token has a lifetime, it can be annoying for your users to always accept a client.

Thanks to the Event Dispatcher, you can listen before, and after the authorization form process. So, you can save the user's choice, and even bypass the authorization process. Let's look at an example.

Assuming we have a Many to Many relation between clients, and users. An OAuthEvent contains a ClientInterface instance, a UserInterface instance (coming from the Security Component), and a flag to determine whether the client has been accepted, or not.

The following class shows a Propel implementation of a basic listener:


namespace Acme\DemoBundle\EventListener;

use FOS\OAuthServerBundle\Event\OAuthEvent;

class OAuthEventListener
    public function onPreAuthorizationProcess(OAuthEvent $event)
        if ($user = $this->getUser($event)) {

    public function onPostAuthorizationProcess(OAuthEvent $event)
        if ($event->isAuthorizedClient()) {
            if (null !== $client = $event->getClient()) {
                $user = $this->getUser($event);

    protected function getUser(OAuthEvent $event)
        return UserQuery::create()

The $user variable has a method isAuthorizedClient() which contains your logic to determine whether the given client (ClientInterface) is allowed by the user, or not. This $user is part of your own model layer, and loaded using the username property (see getUser()).

Registering the listener

        class:  Acme\DemoBundle\EventListener\OAuthEventListener
            - { name: kernel.event_listener, event: fos_oauth_server.pre_authorization_process, method: onPreAuthorizationProcess }
            - { name: kernel.event_listener, event: fos_oauth_server.post_authorization_process, method: onPostAuthorizationProcess }


You can build a panel for your users displaying this list. If they remove an entry from this list, then the authorization page will be displayed to the user like the first time. And, if the user accepts the client, then the system will save this client to the user's list once again.

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