Credential Source Repository

Where the public keys and details are stored

The Credential Source can be stored the way you want. As the Webauthn\PublicKeyCredentialSource class can be converted into JSON, it could be stored in a filesystem.

It is up to you to create a credential source repository. This service shall implement Webauthn\Bundle\Repository\PublicKeyCredentialSourceRepositoryInterface.

Registration Capability

By default, the User Entity Repository is not able to register any user account. You can add this behaviour by implementing the interface Webauthn\Bundle\Repository\CanRegisterUserEntity.

Doctrine Repository

In general, Symfony applications use Doctrine. That is why the bundle provides a way to use Doctrine as storage system.

The Doctrine Entity

Hereafter an example of an entity.

This is the most simple example. Feel free to add custom fields that fits on your needs e.g. created_at or is_revoked.



namespace App\Entity;

use App\Repository\PublicKeyCredentialSourceRepository;
use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\Entity;
use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\Column;
use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\GeneratedValue;
use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\Id;
use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\Table;
use Symfony\Component\Uid\AbstractUid;
use Symfony\Component\Uid\Ulid;
use Webauthn\PublicKeyCredentialSource;
use Webauthn\TrustPath\TrustPath;

#[Table(name: "webauthn_credentials")]
#[Entity(repositoryClass: WebauthnCredentialRepository::class)]
class WebauthnCredential extends PublicKeyCredentialSource
    #[Column(unique: true)]
    #[GeneratedValue(strategy: "NONE")]
    private string $id;

    public function __construct(
        string $publicKeyCredentialId,
        string $type,
        array $transports,
        string $attestationType,
        TrustPath $trustPath,
        AbstractUid $aaguid,
        string $credentialPublicKey,
        string $userHandle,
        int $counter
        $this->id = Ulid::generate();
        parent::__construct($publicKeyCredentialId, $type, $transports, $attestationType, $trustPath, $aaguid, $credentialPublicKey, $userHandle, $counter);

    public function getId(): string
        return $this->id;

Do not forget to update your database schema!

The Repository

To ease the integration into your application, the bundle provides a concrete class that you can extend.

In this following example, we extend that class and add a method to get all credentials for a specific user handle. Feel free to add your own methods.

We must override the method saveCredentialSource because we may receive Webauthn\PublicKeyCredentialSource objects instead of App\Entity\WebauthnCredential.



namespace App\Repository;

use App\Entity\PublicKeyCredentialSource;
use Doctrine\Persistence\ManagerRegistry;
use Webauthn\Bundle\Repository\DoctrineCredentialSourceRepository;
use Webauthn\PublicKeyCredentialSource;

final class WebauthnCredentialRepository extends DoctrineCredentialSourceRepository
    public function __construct(ManagerRegistry $registry)
        parent::__construct($registry, WebauthnCredential::class);

    public function saveCredentialSource(PublicKeyCredentialSource $publicKeyCredentialSource): void
        if (!$publicKeyCredentialSource instanceof WebauthnCredential) {
            $publicKeyCredentialSource = new WebauthnCredential(

This repository should be declared as a Symfony service.

With Symfony autowiring and autoconfiguration, this is usually done automatically

    App\Repository\WebauthnCredentialRepository: ~

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