Yii 1.1: timebarredtoken

Small extension, providing an API for creating and validating an encrypted token that has a limited lifetime.

Time Barred Token



Small extension, providing an API for creating and validating an encrypted token that has a limited lifetime, and also provides a filter to allow or deny execution of controller actions, depending on the validity of the token.


  1. Put files into protected/extension/TimeBarredToken folder
  2. Add TimeBarredTokenComponent to your application components in protected/config/main.php:
'components' => array(
            'timeBarredToken' => array(
                'class' => 'ext.TimeBarredToken.TimeBarredTokenComponent',
                /* This is optional: */
                'duration' => 3600,
                'encryptionKey' => 'mmn!$89MmdiopNWuIOOEWR-0AA689',
                'validationKey' => '903*(E)0k909eijj1@#0-',


Here is example controller, which allow access to http://<youdomain.com>/article/details from 15:00 till 16:00 only for user, that have right token:

class ArticleController extends CController {
        public function filters() {
            return array(
                'ext.TimeBarredToken.TimeBarredTokenFilter + details',
                'throwException' => true,
                'message' => 'Access to this article denied!',
        /* This action shows you protected page */
        public function actionDetails() {
        /* This action generates link with token and should be accessible only for authorised users - usually only for you */
        public function actionMySecretLinkGenerator() {
            echo Yii::app()->createUrl('article/details', array('token' => Yii::app()->timeBarredToken->getToken(strtotime('21 december 2011 15:00'), 3600)));

Now, you can create a marker with page http://<youdomain.com>/article/mySecretLinkGenerator and the web page http://<youdomain.com>/article/details can be achieved using a link like this:


Access will be limited from 15:00 till 16:00 21 dec 2012

Important note

Token contains only time limits, not also route, so many pages may be accessible with one valid token!

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  • Yii Version: 1.1
  • License: MIT License
  • Developed by: migel
  • Category: Security
  • Votes: +2
  • Downloaded: 340 times
  • Created on: Dec 11, 2012
  • Last updated: Dec 11, 2012
  • Tags: Security