By default, the expression Yii::app()->user returns a CWebUser application component which represents the information that are closely related with the current user. Some information can be persistent throughout the current user session. For example, CWebUser already comes with a name property that stores the username of the current user.
Some PHP installations may use a different php.ini file for CLI PHP (command line PHP parser). As a result, when running the model or crud command in yiic shell, you may encounter errors like "YiiBase::include(PDO.php): failed to open stream..." or "...could not find driver", even though the requirement checker confirms you have PDO and the corresponding database driver.