Forum: Ruby on Rails State of the Art in Login?

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Sean M. (Guest)
on 2006-06-02 21:56
Hi folks,

I've got an older project I've used LoginGenerator for. It works pretty
well, but lacks password resetting, etc.

Now I've got a new project for a client that's going to need login
capabilities as well. I've been looking at the Salted Login Generator
and the Login Engine, and have taken quick stabs at running through the
installation instructions for each. In both cases, I ran up against
errors during the installation, and wasn't able to get things working.

I'm going to have to sort through these issues for one thing or another,
but wanted to check in with the community's wisdom and see what people
think the best system to work with would be. It appears to me that the
Login Engine implementation is most up-to-date, but I'd be interested to
hear if anyone has strong feelings to the contrary, or if there's
another approach that I might have missed.

Thanks in advance for any input.

Sean McMains
unknown (Guest)
on 2006-06-02 22:25
(Received via mailing list)
On Jun 2, 2006, at 12:56 PM, Sean McMains wrote:

> think the best system to work with would be. It appears to me that the
> Login Engine implementation is most up-to-date, but I'd be
> interested to
> hear if anyone has strong feelings to the contrary, or if there's
> another approach that I might have missed.

Most people on the list seem to suggest acts_as_authenticated [1] as
a great starter system. It's pretty easy to understand so extending
it for custom uses doesn't take much effort. Also, there are several
other plugins that can layer on top of it to offer things like role
based controls [2].

cr

[1] http://technoweenie.stikipad.com/plugins/show/Acts...
[2] http://opensvn.csie.org/ezra/rails/plugins/dev/acl_system2/
Sean M. (Guest)
on 2006-06-03 09:27
> Most people on the list seem to suggest acts_as_authenticated [1] as
> a great starter system. It's pretty easy to understand so extending
> it for custom uses doesn't take much effort. Also, there are several
> other plugins that can layer on top of it to offer things like role
> based controls [2].

Hey, that <em>does</em> look promising! Thanks awfully for the pointer
-- that should be a big help.

Sean
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