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AWS Service Provider for Symfony

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A Symfony bundle for including the AWS SDK for PHP.

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Getting Started


The AWS bundle can be installed via Composer by requiring theaws/aws-sdk-php-symfony package in your project's composer.json:

    "require": {
        "aws/aws-sdk-php-symfony": "~2.0"

and adding an instance of Aws\Symfony\AwsBundle to your application's kernel:

class AppKernel extends Kernel
    public function registerBundles()
        return [
            new \Aws\Symfony\AwsBundle(),


By default, configuration is handled by the SDK rather than by the bundle, and no validation is performed at compile time. Full documentation of the configuration options available can be read in the SDK Guide.

If AWS_MERGE_CONFIG environment variable is set to true, configuration validation and merging are enabled. The bundle validates and merges known configuration options, including for each service. Additional configuration options can be included in a single configuration file, but merging will fail if non-standard options are specified in more than once.

To use a service for any configuration value, use @ followed by the service name, such as @a_service. This syntax will be converted to a service during container compilation. If you want to use a string literal that begins with @, you will need to escape it by adding another @ sign.

When using the SDK from an EC2 instance, you can write credentials: ~ to use instance profile credentials. This syntax means that temporary credentials will be automatically retrieved from the EC2 instance's metadata server. It's also the preferred technique for providing credentials to applications running on that specific context.

Sample configuration can be found in the tests/fixtures folder for YAML, PHP, and XML.

Sample YML Configuration

The sample configuration which can be placed in app/config/config.yml file.

    secret: "Rosebud was the name of his sled."

    version: latest
    region: us-east-1
        key: not-a-real-key
        secret: "@@not-a-real-secret" # this will be escaped as '@not-a-real-secret'
        region: us-west-2
        version: '2006-03-01'
        credentials: "@a_service"

        class: Aws\Credentials\Credentials
            - a-different-fake-key
            - a-different-fake-secret


This bundle exposes an instance of the Aws\Sdk object as well as instances of each AWS client object as services to your symfony application. They are name aws.{$namespace}, where $namespace is the namespace of the service client. For instance:

Service Instance Of
aws.dynamodb Aws\DynamoDb\DynamoDbClient
aws.ec2 Aws\Ec2\Ec2Client
aws.s3 Aws\S3\S3Client
aws_sdk Aws\Sdk

The services made available depends on which version of the SDK is installed. To view a full list, run the following command from your application's root directory:

php bin/console debug:container aws

Full documentation on each of the services listed can be found in the SDK API docs.

Getting Help

Please use these community resources for getting help. We use the GitHub issues for tracking bugs and feature requests and have limited bandwidth to address them.

This SDK implements AWS service APIs. For general issues regarding the AWS services and their limitations, you may also take a look at the Amazon Web Services Discussion Forums.

Opening Issues

If you encounter a bug with aws-sdk-php-symfony we would like to hear about it. Search the existing issues and try to make sure your problem doesn’t already exist before opening a new issue. It’s helpful if you include the version of aws-sdk-php-symfony, PHP version and OS you’re using. Please include a stack trace and reduced repro case when appropriate, too.

The GitHub issues are intended for bug reports and feature requests. For help and questions with using aws-sdk-php please make use of the resources listed in the Getting Help section. There are limited resources available for handling issues and by keeping the list of open issues lean we can respond in a timely manner.


We work hard to provide a high-quality and useful SDK for our AWS services, and we greatly value feedback and contributions from our community. Please review our contributing guidelines before submitting any issues or pull requests to ensure we have all the necessary information to effectively respond to your bug report or contribution.