Forum: Ruby on Rails hosting and user/group management advice please

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M.W. M. (Guest)
on 2009-05-06 21:46
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Hi,

Our department is looking for a hosting solution for our projects.
Most of them are Rails applications, but we have some Java apps as
well. We would like something like Slicehost, but really need some
kind of user/group management. We have admin users, project owners and
developers. The admin users should be able to control the "slices",
the project owners should be able to control only *their* slice*(s),
and the developers should be able to do a range of things, but limited
to what the project owner allows.

So I realize this might not be a hosting question, but if there
happens to be a hosting package (similar to Slicehost) that already
provides this, I'd love to know about it.

And if any of you know of a OSS web app that does this, I'd love to
hear about that too.

Thanks!

Matt
Robert W. (Guest)
on 2009-05-06 22:20
M.W. Mitchell wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Our department is looking for a hosting solution for our projects.
> Most of them are Rails applications, but we have some Java apps as
> well. We would like something like Slicehost, but really need some
> kind of user/group management. We have admin users, project owners and
> developers. The admin users should be able to control the "slices",
> the project owners should be able to control only *their* slice*(s),
> and the developers should be able to do a range of things, but limited
> to what the project owner allows.

I'm not absolutely sure, but it seems to me if you have a Virtual
Private Server (VPS) then you can treat it as if you "owned" the server.
AFAIK most VPS services give you root access to your virtual machine. So
you should be able to create users and groups for that machine at will.

Like I said I'm not sure because I don't currently have a VPS, but plan
on getting one soon so I'm curious about what others have to say about
this as well.
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