Our application has grown to the point where a more robust
authorization system is needed. What Rails plugins or Ruby gems do you
Our needs include:
- defining multiple user roles which can use parts of the application
in different ways
- easy maintenance (preferably no generators or systems requiring
manual code updating after initial install)
We are already using authlogic for authentication.
I’ve posted a similar question few days ago (
). Unfortunately there weren’t any answers yet. So, by now I recommend
you to take a look at the “rails-authorization-plugin” from
Writertopia ( http://www.writertopia.com/developers/authorization ),
it can can supply your needs for sure.
Last but not least, I also suggest you to keep looking at Ben
Johnson’s site where recently has been posted some exciting news about
the future of Authlogic (http://www.binarylogic.com/2009/2/25/the-
future-of-authlogic-add-ons). There you’ll see something about the add-
on nr. 5. Maybe you can wait for its release. I confess I’m looking
forward to it.
Thanks for pointing out your post. I’m looking at the Authorization
After several more hours of research I’ve found a couple of resources
that might help you, as well.
A good, comparative overview of lots of authorization plugins
Declarative Authorization plugin – well-designed authorization system
that abstracts authorization declarations from application code