Re: Global Method Declaration?


#1

Since session variables are visible in the view, why not set one:

session[:is_admin]

One of your before filters or your login routine could set this the
first time, then you can access it from both places. This would also
simplify your is_admin before filter:

def is_admin
session[:is_admin]
end

Cheers,

Sean C.
Web Services - KCKCC

removed_email_address@domain.invalid 3/30/2006 10:03 AM >>>

Is there a place where I can put a method that can be accessed in both
views and controllers?

Here’s the situation, maybe someone can suggest a better way to go about
this:

I created my own custom login system with email verification and user
roles (basically, I tinkered around with SaltedHashLoginGenerator
until I finally gave up and wrote my own). One role, of course, is an
admin role. Users with this designation can add headline articles,
new employee bios, etc.

All methods in a controller may or may not need the admin role so I
cant use a before_filter in all of them. So I created an is_admin
method and put it in the application controller. Works great.
Problem is, there are times when I need to do an is_admin check inside
a view.

So where can I place is_admin so both the view and controller can call
it? Is there a better way of doing this?

Thanks,

  • Brent