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You can use example below to check if authenticated or logged in user has specific access right/roles.


This is just a test so instead of a controller, you can use an event listener as well.

namespace Application\ServerBundle\Controller;

use Application\ServerBundle\Entity\User;
use Sensio\Bundle\FrameworkExtraBundle\Configuration\Route;
use Sensio\Bundle\FrameworkExtraBundle\Configuration\Method;
use Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\Controller;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\Authentication\Token\Storage\TokenStorageInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\Exception\AccessDeniedException;

* @Route("api", service="application_server.controller.api")
class ApiController extends Controller
private $authorization;

public function __construct(
AuthorizationCheckerInterface $authorization
) {
$this->authorization = $authorization;

* @param Request $request
* @Method({"POST"})
* @Route("")
* @return Response
public function indexAction(Request $request)
$auth = 'Bad';
if ($this->authorization->isGranted('ROLE_ADMIN')) {
$auth = 'Good';


return new Response($auth);

class: Application\ServerBundle\Controller\ApiController
- @security.authorization_checker