Deprecation: #100047 - Page TSconfig and user TSconfig must not rely on request

See forge#100047


Using request and function ip() in page TSconfig or user TSconfig conditions has been marked as deprecated in TYPO3 v12. Such conditions will stop working in TYPO3 v13 and will always evaluate to false.

Page TSconfig and user TSconfig should not rely on request related data: They should not check for given arguments or similar: the main reason is that the Backend DataHandler makes heavy use of page TSconfig, but the DataHandler itself is not request-aware. The DataHandler (the code logic that updates data in the database in the backend) can be used and must work in a CLI context, so any page TSconfig that depends on a given request is flawed by design since it will never act as expected in a CLI context.

To avoid further issues with the DataHandler in web and CLI contexts, TSconfig-related conditions must no longer be request-aware.


Using request-related conditions in page TSconfig or user TSconfig will raise a deprecation level warning in TYPO3 v12 and will always evaluate to false in TYPO3 v13.

Affected installations

There may be instances of page TSconfig using conditions using request-related conditions. These need to look for different solutions that achieve a similar goal.


Try to get rid of ip() or request related information in page TSconfig conditions.

A typical example is highlighting something when a developer is using the live domain:

[request.getRequestHost() == ''] = bar

Switch to the application context in such cases:

[applicationContext == "Development"] = bar

There are similar alternatives for other use cases: You can not rely on given GET / POST arguments anymore, but it should be possible to switch to backend.user.isAdmin or similar conditions in most cases, or to handle related switches within controller classes in PHP.

Relying on request arguments for page TSconfig conditions is fiddly, especially when using this for core related controllers: those are not considered API and may change at anytime. Instead, needs should be dealt with explicitly using toggles within controllers.