Deprecation: #85389 - Various public properties in favor of Context API

See forge#85389


The following properties have been marked as deprecated in favor of the newly introduced Context API:

  • TypoScriptFrontendController->loginUser
  • TypoScriptFrontendController->gr_list
  • TypoScriptFrontendController->beUserLogin
  • TypoScriptFrontendController->showHiddenPage
  • TypoScriptFrontendController->showHiddenRecords

The Context API supersedes the public properties in favor of decoupling the information from global objects.


Reading or writing information on any of the public properties will trigger a PHP E_USER_DEPRECATED error, however the value is still stored and contains the same information as before.

Affected Installations

Any TYPO3 installation using extensions accessing this kind of information.


Use Context API / Aspects instead to read from this information. Instantiate the context object and get an aspect:

  • $context = GeneralUtility::makeInstance(\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Context\Context::class);
  • $context->getPropertyFromAspect('visibility', 'includeHiddenPages') instead of $TSFE->showHiddenPage
  • $context->getPropertyFromAspect('visibility', 'includeHiddenContent') instead of $TSFE->showHiddenRecords
  • $context->getPropertyFromAspect('frontend.user', 'isLoggedIn') instead of $TSFE->loginUser
  • $context->getPropertyFromAspect('backend.user', 'isLoggedIn') instead of $TSFE->beUserLogin
  • $context->getPropertyFromAspect('frontend.user', 'groupIds') instead of $TSFE->gr_list

For more information see Context API chapter in TYPO3 Explained.