Symfony 6.2 to Introduce New Access Token Authenticator
Symfony is adding a new access token authenticator in the upcoming version 6.2 release. The current release is Symfony 6.1, which came about in June 2022. With the new addition, it can fetch access tokens and retrieve the associated user identifier.
The new authenticator defines many configuration options, explained in the Symfony Documentation, such as restricting where to look for tokens in the request, customizing the response for successful and failing authentication, etc. To understand more about version 6.2, refer to the Symfony blog here.
Symfony is a free and open-source PHP web application framework and is a set of reusable PHP component libraries. It was published as free software on October 18, 2005, and released under the MIT license.
The purpose of Symfony is to speed up the creation and maintenance of web applications and to replace repetitive coding tasks. It's also aimed at building robust applications in an enterprise context. It aims to give developers complete control over the configuration. To match enterprise development guidelines, Symfony is bundled with additional tools to help developers test, debug and document projects.
What does this mean to Drupal?
Drupal 10 is scheduled to be released on December 14, 2022. The December release also means Drupal 10 will be released with Symfony 6.2, which will have improvements and bug fixes over the current 6.1 version, and also will reduce the workload for Drupal Security Team.
To know why Drupal picked Symfony, click here.
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