Forum: Ruby on Rails Authentication plugins

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ricardonns (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 04:37
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Hey there.

I am starting a new development and am still a newbie in rails, so i'd
like to ask witch authentication plugin do you sugest?

Regards,
Ricardo
Kaspars Bankovskis (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 08:55
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http://github.com/technoweenie/restful-authenticat...

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 2:03 AM, ricardonns 
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Kaspars Bankovskis
Bob M. (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 09:01
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Restful Authentication and I think there is some movement behind
Authlogic as well. Someone please correct me if I have that wrong.

However, I think there is some merit in actually sitting down and
rolling your own as well. If anything, it allows you to learn a little
bit more about Rails and how authentication works as well. A win-win
in my estimation.
Fernando P. (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 12:21
Bob M. wrote:
> Restful Authentication and I think there is some movement behind
> Authlogic as well. Someone please correct me if I have that wrong.
>
> However, I think there is some merit in actually sitting down and
> rolling your own as well. If anything, it allows you to learn a little
> bit more about Rails and how authentication works as well. A win-win
> in my estimation.

What's cool is that restful_auth is getting back in business after
having been idle for a long time.

I'm not sure you'll learn much about Rails and Ruby by coding your own
authentication system, and it won't have 10% of the features offered by
restful_auth.

By the way looking at plugins code is also a good way of learning ruby
idioms and stuff about Rails.
denzy (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 12:35
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Here I was found detail tutorial for autenthication
(restful_authentication):

http://railsforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=14216
"Wolas!" (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 12:38
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having used both, i suggest authlogic. It has been easier for me to
put in (and take out) than rest_auth, which is quite a big plugin and
fills your user class. then again, im sure both have their pros and
cons
Charles J. (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 15:12
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On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 7:03 PM, ricardonns 
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wrote:

>
> Hey there.
>
> I am starting a new development and am still a newbie in rails, so i'd
> like to ask witch authentication plugin do you sugest?
>
> Regards,
> Ricardo
>

I use authlogic because I found it a bit easier for me to understand and
control. There are on the whole fewer modifications to the class or
classes
of log-in users than restful_auth provides.

Cheers--

Charles
Lee S. (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 15:33
Definitely recommend Authlogic.  Restful_auth is a generator...and those
just aren't cool anymore.
ricardonns (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 16:29
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I've already took a look into authlogic.

Seeming pretty cool so far... Gonna check it better and test it.

Restful Authentication i've lost myself in the middle of it. Seems
more complete, but also more complicated, and for what i need
authlogic should work just fine.

Thanks to all.
Railsmaniac (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 16:46
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Yeap. I've migrated to authlogic.

You should also try clearance,
http://github.com/thoughtbot/clearance/tree/master

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Chris W. (Guest)
on 2009-03-20 20:31
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I too have had better luck with AuthLogic. For me I think it was not so
much a matter of the plugin itself, but I found the AuthLogic
documentation, tutorials, and examples to be easier to follow. YMMV.

    -Chris W.
alyoshka (Guest)
on 2009-03-22 00:33
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I rolled my own simple but secure authentication system with less than
100 lines of code, with a few parts loosely based on restful
authentication. I was frustrated with all the current solutions, until
I took a look at AuthLogic. I think I'll be using that in my next
project.

One question though, which authorization plugins/gems would be a good
compliment to AuthLogic and which authorization system is the best
right now anyways?
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