Customer and ShopUser¶
For handling customers of your system Sylius is using a combination of two entities - Customer and ShopUser. The difference between these two entities is simple: the Customer is a guest in your shop and the ShopUser is a user registered in the system - they have an account.
The Customer entity was created to collect data about non-registered guests of the system - ones that has been buying without having an account or that have somehow provided us their e-mail.
How to create a Customer programmatically?¶
As usual, use a factory. The only required field for the Customer entity is
/** @var CustomerInterface $customer */ $customer = $this->container->get('sylius.factory.customer')->createNew(); $customer->setEmail('[email protected]'); $this->container->get('sylius.repository.customer')->add($customer);
The Customer entity can of course hold other information besides an email, it can be for instance
The relation between the Customer and ShopUser is bidirectional. Both entities hold a reference to each other.
ShopUser entity is designed for customers that have registered in the system - they have an account with both e-mail and password. They can visit and modify their account.
While creating new account the existence of the provided email in the system is checked - if the email was present - it will already have a Customer therefore the existing one will be assigned to the newly created ShopUser, if not - a new Customer will be created together with the ShopUser.
Please note that if a newly created ShopUser has been assigned to an existing Customer, they will have access to previously placed orders as a guest.
How to create a ShopUser programmatically?¶
Assuming that you have a Customer (either retrieved from the repository or a newly created one) - use a factory to create
a new ShopUser, assign the existing Customer and a password via the
/** @var ShopUserInterface $user */ $user = $this->container->get('sylius.factory.shop_user')->createNew(); // Now let's find a Customer by their e-mail: /** @var CustomerInterface $customer */ $customer = $this->container->get('sylius.repository.customer')->findOneBy(['email' => '[email protected]']); // and assign it to the ShopUser $user->setCustomer($customer); $user->setPlainPassword('pswd'); $this->container->get('sylius.repository.shop_user')->add($user);
Changing the ShopUser password¶
The already set password of a ShopUser can be easily changed via the
$user->getPassword(); // returns encrypted password - 'pswd' $user->setPlainPassword('resu1'); // the password will now be 'resu1' and will become encrypted while saving the user in the database