I have the same problem as the original author - I’m looking for a
simple login/auth system and wondering which of the many I should
But let’s face it, it’s an emabarrasment of riches, not really a
So far the one I’m liking the best is ActiveRBAC.
I haven’t used it (haven’t used any) but I have read it’s documentation.
That alone is enough to make it my first choice: it has documentation!
Not just RDOC, but a readable pdf which starts with a tutorial. Good
work ActiveRBAC people.
Has anyone tried this? How does it compare with other such plugins,
I also saw this attempt, but it seems a bit younger and more general,
though more powerful.
I don’t like the fact that the latter invents a DSL that is not written
in ruby (it’s parsed by ruby code - but with everything else in rails
100% ruby I think the author could have been a little less fastidious in
Anyway, I’d like to hear what Davd HH has to say about auth schemes he’s
seen and those he’s worked on:
What are the big differences between the various 37 signals apps’ auth
What do you think of ActiveRBAC?
I note that it’s implemented as a “Rails Engine” and there seems to be
some discussion about that approach.