Getting Started

Server Requirements

Before using Shieldon Firewall on your Web application you must meet the basic server requirements below:

  • PHP >= 7.1.0
  • Ctype PHP Extension
  • JSON PHP Extension
  • PDO PHP Extension (Required only if you would like to use MySQL, SQLite driver.)
  • Redis PHP Extension (Required only if you would like to use Redis driver.)


Use PHP Composer:

composer require shieldon/shieldon

Or, download it and include the Shieldon autoloader.

require 'Shieldon/autoload.php';


Popular Frameworks

Here are the guides of integrating with the popular PHP frameworks.

Other Frameworks

Implementing Shieldon on other framework is as easy as well.

// Notice that this directory must be writable.
$writable = __DIR__ . '/../shieldon';

// Initialize Fireall instane.
$firewall = new \Shieldon\Firewall($writable);

Place this code section in a beginning section of your project. The beginning section might be the index.php(1), Middleware or Parent Controller.

(1) index.php is the entry point for all requests entering your application in most frameworks such as Laravel, CodeIgniter, Slim, WordPress and more.

// Get Firewall instance from Shieldon Container.
$firewall = \Shieldon\Container::get('firewall');

// Get into the Firewall Panel.
$controlPanel = new \Shieldon\FirewallPanel($firewall);

Put the code on the Controller and the URL that only you know. Although it has a basic login protection.