UsersController

Type
Class
Namespace
craft\controllers
Inherits
craft\controllers\UsersController » craft\web\Controller » yii\web\Controller » yii\base\Controller » yii\base\Component » yii\base\BaseObject
Implements
yii\base\Configurable, yii\base\ViewContextInterface
Since
3.0.0

The UsersController class is a controller that handles various user account related tasks such as logging-in, impersonating a user, logging out, forgetting passwords, setting passwords, validating accounts, activating accounts, creating users, saving users, processing user avatars, deleting, suspending and unsuspending users.

Note that all actions in the controller, except actionLogin(), actionLogout(), actionGetRemainingSessionTime(), actionSendPasswordResetEmail(), actionSetPassword(), actionVerifyEmail() and actionSaveUser() require an authenticated Craft session via allowAnonymous.

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# Public Properties

Property Description
action yii\base\Action – The action that is currently being executed.
actionParams array – The parameters bound to the current action.
behaviors yii\base\Behavior – List of behaviors attached to this component
defaultAction string – The ID of the action that is used when the action ID is not specified in the request.
enableCsrfValidation boolean – Whether to enable CSRF validation for the actions in this controller.
id string – The ID of this controller.
layout null, string, false – The name of the layout to be applied to this controller's views.
module yii\base\Module – The module that this controller belongs to.
modules yii\base\Module – All ancestor modules that this controller is located within.
route string – The route (module ID, controller ID and action ID) of the current request.
uniqueId string – The controller ID that is prefixed with the module ID (if any).
view yii\base\View, yii\web\View – The view object that can be used to render views or view files.
viewPath string – The view path that may be prefixed to a relative view name.

# Protected Properties

Property Description
allowAnonymous integer, boolean, integer[], string[] – Whether this controller’s actions can be accessed anonymously.

# allowAnonymous

Type
integer, boolean, integer[], string[]

Whether this controller’s actions can be accessed anonymously.

This can be set to any of the following:

  • false or self::ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_NEVER (default) – indicates that all controller actions should never be accessed anonymously
  • true or self::ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_LIVE – indicates that all controller actions can be accessed anonymously when the system is live
  • self::ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_OFFLINE – indicates that all controller actions can be accessed anonymously when the system is offline
  • self::ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_LIVE | self::ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_OFFLINE – indicates that all controller actions can be accessed anonymously when the system is live or offline
  • An array of action IDs (e.g. ['save-guest-entry', 'edit-guest-entry']) – indicates that the listed action IDs can be accessed anonymously when the system is live
  • An array of action ID/bitwise pairs (e.g. ['save-guest-entry' => self::ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_OFFLINE] – indicates that the listed action IDs can be accessed anonymously per the bitwise int assigned to it.

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# Public Methods

Method Description
__call() Calls the named method which is not a class method.
__clone() This method is called after the object is created by cloning an existing one.
__construct() Constructor.
__get() Returns the value of an object property.
__isset() Checks if a property is set, i.e. defined and not null.
__set() Sets value of an object property.
__unset() Sets an object property to null.
actionActivateUser() Manually activates a user account. Only admins have access.
actionDeleteUser() Deletes a user.
actionDeleteUserPhoto() Delete all the photos for current user.
actionEditUser() Edit a user account.
actionGetElevatedSessionTimeout() Returns how many seconds are left in the current elevated user session.
actionGetPasswordResetUrl() Generates a new verification code for a given user, and returns its URL.
actionGetRemainingSessionTime() Returns how many seconds are left in the current user session.
actionImpersonate() Logs a user in for impersonation. Requires you to be an administrator.
actionLogin() Displays the login template, and handles login post requests.
actionLogout()
actionSaveFieldLayout() Saves the user field layout.
actionSaveUser() Provides an endpoint for saving a user account.
actionSendActivationEmail() Sends a new activation email to a user.
actionSendPasswordResetEmail() Sends a password reset email.
actionSessionInfo() Returns information about the current user session, if any.
actionSetPassword() Sets a user's password once they've verified they have access to their email.
actionStartElevatedSession() Starts an elevated user session.
actionSuspendUser() Suspends a user.
actionUnlockUser() Unlocks a user, bypassing the cooldown phase.
actionUnsuspendUser() Unsuspends a user.
actionUploadUserPhoto() Upload a user photo.
actionUserContentSummary() Returns a summary of the content that is owned by a given user ID(s).
actionVerifyEmail() Verifies that a user has access to an email address.
actionVerifyPassword() Verifies a password for a user.
actions() Declares external actions for the controller.
afterAction() This method is invoked right after an action is executed.
asErrorJson() Responds to the request with a JSON error message.
asJson() Send data formatted as JSON.
asJsonP() Sets the response format of the given data as JSONP.
asRaw() Sets the response format of the given data as RAW.
asXml() Send data formatted as XML.
attachBehavior() Attaches a behavior to this component.
attachBehaviors() Attaches a list of behaviors to the component.
beforeAction() This method is invoked right before an action is executed.
behaviors() Returns a list of behaviors that this component should behave as.
bindActionParams() Binds the parameters to the action.
canGetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be read.
canSetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be set.
className() Returns the fully qualified name of this class.
createAction() Creates an action based on the given action ID.
detachBehavior() Detaches a behavior from the component.
detachBehaviors() Detaches all behaviors from the component.
ensureBehaviors() Makes sure that the behaviors declared in behaviors() are attached to this component.
findLayoutFile() Finds the applicable layout file.
getBehavior() Returns the named behavior object.
getBehaviors() Returns all behaviors attached to this component.
getModules() Returns all ancestor modules of this controller.
getRoute() Returns the route of the current request.
getUniqueId() Returns the unique ID of the controller.
getView() Returns the view object that can be used to render views or view files.
getViewPath()
goBack() Redirects the browser to the last visited page.
goHome() Redirects the browser to the home page.
hasEventHandlers() Returns a value indicating whether there is any handler attached to the named event.
hasMethod() Returns a value indicating whether a method is defined.
hasProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property is defined.
init() Initializes the object.
off() Detaches an existing event handler from this component.
on() Attaches an event handler to an event.
redirect() Redirects the browser to the specified URL.
redirectToPostedUrl() Redirects to the URI specified in the POST.
refresh() Refreshes the current page.
render() Renders a view and applies layout if available.
renderAjax() Renders a view in response to an AJAX request.
renderContent() Renders a static string by applying a layout.
renderFile() Renders a view file.
renderPartial() Renders a view without applying layout.
renderTemplate() Renders a template.
requireAcceptsJson() Throws a 400 error if the request doesn't accept JSON.
requireAdmin() Throws a 403 error if the current user is not an admin.
requireAuthorization() Checks whether the current user can perform a given action, and ends the request with a 403 error if they don’t.
requireCpRequest() Throws a 400 error if the current request isn’t a control panel request.
requireElevatedSession() Requires that the user has an elevated session.
requireGuest() Redirects the user to the account template if they are logged in.
requireLogin() Redirects the user to the login template if they're not logged in.
requirePermission() Checks whether the current user has a given permission, and ends the request with a 403 error if they don’t.
requirePostRequest() Throws a 400 error if this isn’t a POST request
requireSiteRequest() Throws a 400 error if the current request isn’t a site request.
requireToken() Throws a 400 error if the current request doesn’t have a valid Craft token.
run() Runs a request specified in terms of a route.
runAction() Runs an action within this controller with the specified action ID and parameters.
setView() Sets the view object to be used by this controller.
setViewPath() Sets the directory that contains the view files.
trigger() Triggers an event.

# actionActivateUser()

Manually activates a user account. Only admins have access.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

# actionDeleteUser()

Deletes a user.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

# actionDeleteUserPhoto()

Delete all the photos for current user.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

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# actionEditUser()

Edit a user account.

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Arguments

  • $userId (integer, string, null) – The user’s ID, if any, or a string that indicates the user to be edited ('current' or 'client').
  • $user (craft\elements\User, null) – The user being edited, if there were any validation errors.
  • $errors (array, null) – Any errors that occurred as a result of the previous action.

Returns

yii\web\Response

Throws

# actionGetElevatedSessionTimeout()

Returns how many seconds are left in the current elevated user session.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

# actionGetPasswordResetUrl()

Generates a new verification code for a given user, and returns its URL.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

Throws

# actionGetRemainingSessionTime()

DEPRECATED

Deprecated in 3.4.0. Use actionSessionInfo() instead.

Returns how many seconds are left in the current user session.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

# actionImpersonate()

Logs a user in for impersonation. Requires you to be an administrator.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

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# actionLogin()

Displays the login template, and handles login post requests.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

Throws

# actionLogout()

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Returns

yii\web\Response

# actionSaveFieldLayout()

Saves the user field layout.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

# actionSaveUser()

Provides an endpoint for saving a user account.

This action accounts for the following scenarios:

  • An admin registering a new user account.
  • An admin editing an existing user account.
  • A normal user with user-administration permissions registering a new user account.
  • A normal user with user-administration permissions editing an existing user account.
  • A guest registering a new user account ("public registration"). This action behaves the same regardless of whether it was requested from the control panel or the front-end site.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

Throws

# actionSendActivationEmail()

Sends a new activation email to a user.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

Throws

# actionSendPasswordResetEmail()

Sends a password reset email.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

Throws

# actionSessionInfo()

Since
3.4.0

Returns information about the current user session, if any.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

# actionSetPassword()

Sets a user's password once they've verified they have access to their email.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

# actionStartElevatedSession()

Starts an elevated user session.

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# actionSuspendUser()

Suspends a user.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

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# actionUnlockUser()

Unlocks a user, bypassing the cooldown phase.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

Throws

# actionUnsuspendUser()

Unsuspends a user.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

Throws

# actionUploadUserPhoto()

Upload a user photo.

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

Throws

# actionUserContentSummary()

Since
3.0.13

Returns a summary of the content that is owned by a given user ID(s).

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Returns

yii\web\Response, null

# actionVerifyEmail()

Verifies that a user has access to an email address.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

# actionVerifyPassword()

Verifies a password for a user.

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Returns

yii\web\Response

# beforeAction()

This method is invoked right before an action is executed.

The method will trigger the EVENT_BEFORE_ACTION event. The return value of the method will determine whether the action should continue to run.

In case the action should not run, the request should be handled inside of the beforeAction code by either providing the necessary output or redirecting the request. Otherwise the response will be empty.

If you override this method, your code should look like the following:

public function beforeAction($action)
{
    // your custom code here, if you want the code to run before action filters,
    // which are triggered on the [EVENT_BEFORE_ACTION](https://www.yiiframework.com/doc/api/2.0/yii-base-controller#EVENT_BEFORE_ACTION-detail) event, e.g. PageCache or AccessControl

    if (!parent::beforeAction($action)) {
        return false;
    }

    // other custom code here

    return true; // or false to not run the action
}

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Arguments

Returns

boolean – Whether the action should continue to run.

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# Constants

Constant Description
ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_LIVE
ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_NEVER
ALLOW_ANONYMOUS_OFFLINE

# Events

# EVENT_DEFINE_CONTENT_SUMMARY

Type
craft\events\DefineUserContentSummaryEvent
Since
3.0.13

The event that is triggered when defining a summary of content owned by a user(s), before they are deleted

Example

use craft\controllers\UsersController;
use craft\events\DefineUserContentSummaryEvent;
use yii\base\Event;

Event::on(UsersController::class, UsersController::EVENT_DEFINE_CONTENT_SUMMARY, function(DefineUserContentSummaryEvent $e) {
    $e->contentSummary[] = 'A pair of sneakers';
});

# EVENT_LOGIN_FAILURE

Type
craft\events\LoginFailureEvent

The event that is triggered when a failed login attempt was made

# EVENT_REGISTER_USER_ACTIONS

Type
craft\events\RegisterUserActionsEvent

The event that is triggered when a user’s available actions are being registered