Forum: Ruby on Rails Rails and user authentification

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Alain P. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 06:26
I am a the point now where I have to add user authentification to my

Anyone can point me toward an easy to use / secure library? I know about
ActiveRBAC and was wondering if there is anything else that I should

Michael T. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 07:29
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What are you requirements?
Jim M. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 08:31
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I like to keep it simple, so check out the rails recipe book for really
simple, or
acts_as_authenticated for the next step up in complexity, but less
complex than most of
the others.
Alain P. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 15:37

I am doing a ASP kind of application. I havent figured out the hosting
server, but it will probably be a Linux box.

I need to be able to manage roles/permission/groups. People are going to
pay for the service, so it has to be very secure. Its my first time
developping a "seriously" secure application. Hence the reason I want to
use a popular framework.

Any other things I need to consider?

Michael T. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 23:06
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I tend to agree with Jim. I usually roll my own (authentication that
is) and I've also used acts_as_authenticated, which "just works" and
is straightforward.

There's a ton of options out there, you'll just have to evaluate them
and see if they match up to your requirements.

Jordan I. (Guest)
on 2006-05-30 00:00
I found that this one was pretty easy/straightforward to implement.
Jim M. (Guest)
on 2006-05-30 00:41
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The rails recipe book also has an RBAC that is very simple to implement,
I slipped that
into my app on top of acts_as_authenticated in a few hours.

I also like Bill K.'s approach, although I have not implemented it

I have posted a recipe for an admin page for managing Rights and Roles
on my blog,
Jim M. (Guest)
on 2006-05-30 12:16
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Sorry my blog link was not working (I changed the date which changed the
link!) It now
works and is
Aidan F. (Guest)
on 2006-05-30 13:54
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I prefer to write it for each application. I just did a writeup on basic
user authentication. It covers some of the patterns that I've been using


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