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Google Drive API Bundle for Symfony 4


  • Authorize via Google API
  • Manage Google Drive files and folders
    • Create a folder (recursively)
    • Check if a folder exists
    • Delete a file
    • List files
    • Copy a file to specific directory
    • Upload a file
    • Add "starred" flag to a file/folder
    • Rename resource (file or folder)


Applications that use Symfony Flex

Open a command console, enter your project directory and execute:

$ composer require vatri/google-drive-bundle

Applications that don't use Symfony Flex

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 vatri/google-drive-bundle

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

Step 2: Enable the Bundle

Then, enable the bundle by adding it to the list of registered bundles in the config/bundles.php file of your project:

// config/bundles.php

return [
    // ...
    App\Vatri\GoogleDriveBundle\VatriGoogleDriveBundle::class => ['dev' => true, 'test' => true],


1. Add/edit following variables in your .env file:


Don't forget to replace default values with yours.

2. Create (or check if exists) /config/routes/vatri_google_drive.yaml file with following contents:

    resource: '@VatriGoogleDriveBundle/Controller/'
    type:     annotation

3. Download and configure JSON credentials file

Download your JSON credentials file from Google Console to /config folder within Symfony project.

Edit following variables in .env file:

VATRI_GOOGLE_DRIVE_CREDENTIALS_FILE=config/google-drive-api-client_secrets.json-example.json VATRI_GOOGLE_DRIVE_REDIRECT_AFTER_AUTH=/path/to/your/route

4. Check and use AuthController

AuthController is default controller required for authorization of users via Google API. By default it saves an access token to cookie.

Also note that if you use this controller for authorization, you will add below route as callback URL in Google Console Credentials configuration.

  1. Run

php bin/console debug:router

and check if you have a route like this:

vatri_google_drive_auth       ANY      ANY      ANY    <href=>/vatri_google_drive/auth
  1. Now in order to authenticate users, you need to add link to the route like this:
<a href="{{ path('vatri_google_drive_auth') }}">

5. Use DriveApiService in your controller or another Symfony part like this:

 use Vatri\GoogleDriveBundle\Service\DriveApiService;

 public function test(DriveApiService $driveApiService): Response
      return $this->redirectToRoute( $driveApiService->getAuthRouteName() );
   $folderId = '[YOUR ID]';
   $res = $driveApiService->listFiles($folderId, false, true );

6. Check if Drive API access token is expired and authorize if required:

Add the following code to your controller or other part:

   // When auth is finished, redirect back to this URL:
   // Redirect
   return $this->redirectToRoute( $driveApiService->getAuthRouteName() );


Version 1.2

  • Symfony Flex recipe
  • Logout controller
  • Configure token storage (including custom one)

Version 1.1

  • renameFolder() method

Version 1.0

  • Automatically refresh access_token using refresh_token
  • Uniformed responses from DriveApiService (a class)
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