Multiple User Types - Michael Hartl's Tutorial

Hi all,

Can I have your opinions about the implementation of multiple user types
that can login and play in different roles?

What do you think about the answer on stack overflow?

Thanks,
Erdem

On 17 November 2012 00:15, Erdem G. [email protected] wrote:

Hi all,

Can I have your opinions about the implementation of multiple user types
that can login and play in different roles?

What do you think about the answer on stack overflow?

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10876059/michael-hartls-rails-tutorial-reusing-sessions-resource-for-multiple-user-type

I would first question the basic premise of multiple user types. Is
that really necessary? Can a user every be of both types? Perhaps
the requirement is not for different types of users but for users with
different roles, meaning that a user can perform the role of a
publisher or a subscriber (in the example given) or perhaps even both.
In which case the requirement is just for a single user table with
something like cancan to provide roles.

Colin

Hi Colin,

Thanks for your reply.
Actually I don’t want each user to have multiple types. Only 1 type per
user is ok for me.
I can satisfy that by using polymorphic relations. I have 1 db table for
common user attributes(email,name,password) and 2 more tables for the 2
user types(admin,manager)

But I’m confused while implementing the SessionController.
Each user type will have different login and register forms.
Do you think using a single SessionController for the login/logout
operations for both user types is fine (with different session keys)?

Thanks,
Erdem

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