[ANN] Announcing sorcery-0.1.0

Hi,

I’m please to announce, after 4 weeks of development, that I’ve just
released the first version of sorcery gem:

sorcery is an authentication gem plugin for Rails 3 inspired by
Authlogic, Devise and restful-authentication. You can see how it is used
with an example application here:

This gem plugin was started because:

  • I wanted to write something 100% TDD from start to finish.
  • I wanted to learn how to write an engine for Rails 3.

In addition to the above I had some plugin goals:

  • Simple config
  • Keep MVC.
  • Magic yes, Voodoo no.
  • No generated code.
  • No built-in controllers, models, mailers, migrations or templates;
    Real apps will need all of these custom made anyway.

Hopefully, I’ve achieved this. If not, let me know.

== Current Features:

  • Basic Login/Logout.
  • Password encryption with configurable algorithm.
  • User activation by email with optional success email.
  • Reset password with email verification.
  • Remember me with configurable expiration.
  • Configurable session timeout.
  • Brute force login hammering protection.
  • Modular design, load only the modules you need.
  • 100% TDD’d code, 100% test coverage (100+ specs).

== Where from here:

fix bugs when found.
improve existing features.
add new features.
I’ve got many plans which include:

  • Basic HTTP Authentication
  • Auto login
  • Other reset password strategies (security questions?)
  • Sinatra support
  • Mongoid support
  • OmniAuth integration
  • Activity logging
  • Have an idea? Let me know, and it might get into the gem!

That’s it for now,
Hope you will try it and let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Noam.

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