RBAC trouble

I have been using RBAC (on advanced template) for some time without any problems on production and development servers. A while back I installed rmrevin/yii2-comments on the dev server and it works perfectly. Now I have deployed it to production, but the RBAC permissions are not working.

I have ruled out the database. If I point the production app to the dev db, or point the dev app to the production db, the problem follows the app, not the db. In addition, I can tell the comments extension to use any other existing rule (e.g. \Yii::$app->getUser()->can(‘createProfile’) and it works. It just will not recognize any new permission (with or without a rule), even those provided in the installation instructions of the extension:


use \rmrevin\yii\module\Comments\Permission;

use \rmrevin\yii\module\Comments\rbac\ItsMyComment;

$AuthManager = \Yii::$app->getAuthManager();

$ItsMyCommentRule = new ItsMyComment();


$AuthManager->add(new \yii\rbac\Permission([

    'name' => Permission::CREATE,

    'description' => 'Can create own comments',


$AuthManager->add(new \yii\rbac\Permission([

    'name' => Permission::UPDATE,

    'description' => 'Can update all comments',



I have even switched from johnitvn/yii2-rbac-plus to dektrium/yii2-rbac, but that hasn’t helped.

Here is my configuration in common/config/main.php:

'modules' => [

    'rbac' =>  [

        'class' => 'dektrium\rbac\RbacWebModule',


    'comments' => [

        'class' => 'rmrevin\yii\module\Comments\Module',

        'userIdentityClass' => 'common\models\User',

        'useRbac' => true,



 'components' => [

        'authManager' => [

            'class' => 'dektrium\rbac\components\DbManager',

            'cache' => 'yii\caching\FileCache',



What could possibly be causing the application to ignore new permissions?

UPDATE: Here’s another symptom that may have the same root cause. I created a controller console/controllers/RbacController.php. Whenever I try to run the console command “yii rbac/init” I get a not found error. If I rename rbac to anything else (e.g. RBacController and run “yii r-bac/init”) without changing anything in the file, it works fine.

In summary, I’m seeing two issues. RbacController is not recognized, and any new permissions I create are not recognized. I’m guessing these two things are related, but what is the root cause?


One word answer. Beautiful. :slight_smile:

That fixed the problem.