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4. Advent: Create a Neos backend module

December 24th, 2017

It is very easy to create your own backend module in Neos. Be it to extend an existing module with a submodule or to create a completely own module.

For your own module you first create a controller of the type ActionController:

    <?php
namespace Package\Key\Controller;

use Neos\Flow\Annotations as Flow;
use \Neos\Flow\Mvc\Controller\ActionController;

class MyBackendController extends ActionController
{

    /**
     * Index action
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function indexAction()
    {
        $this->view->assign('myTemplateVar', 'Test-String');
    }
}

Then create a template under "Resources/Private/Templates/MyBackend/Index.html" for the action:

    {namespace neos=Neos\Neos\ViewHelpers}

<div class="neos-content neos-container-fluid">
        <h1></h1>
        <p>{myTemplateVar}</p>
</div>

Then enter your new backend module in the Settings.yaml:

    Neos:
  Neos:
    modules:
      'management':
        submodules:
          'myModule':
            label: 'My Module'
            controller: 'Package\Key\Controller\MyBackendController'
            description: 'An Example for implementing Backend Modules'
            icon: 'icon-star'

Finally, you only have to define the rights for the new module in Policy.yaml:

    privilegeTargets:
  'Neos\Neos\Security\Authorization\Privilege\ModulePrivilege':
    'Package.Key:MyBackendModule':
      matcher: 'management/myModule'

roles:
  'Neos.Neos:Editor':
    privileges:
      -
        privilegeTarget: 'Package.Key:MyBackendModule'
        permission: GRANT

I wish you a lot of fun and enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your families!


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