Very interested in seeing what you are using and why. We're trying to choose ourselves, but having trouble coming to a conclusion. Thanks guys. Jake
on 2007-03-27 18:30
on 2007-03-28 00:20
Jake Cutter wrote: > Very interested in seeing what you are using and why. We're trying to > choose > ourselves, but having trouble coming to a conclusion. > > Thanks guys. > > Jake I have always used acts_as_authenticated but just given restful_authentication a go for a new app and I am liking it so far!
on 2007-03-28 03:10
We looked at several, including roll-your-own (a la Agile book and http://www.aidanf.net/rails_user_authentication_tutorial), and of course, acts_as_authenticated and some of its descendants. Also looked at SaltedHashLoginGenerator. I really wanted something higher level so I kept looking. Reviewed Writertopia http://www.writertopia.com/developers/authorization and Hobo http://hobocentral.net/ All those are interesting possibilities. But we're converging on Goldberg http://goldberg.240gl.org/ It's a generator not a plugin (maybe eventually...) It seems like a pretty active project, well designed, and 0.2 is promised to come out soon. I've been toying with it and think it'll provide a good foundation for our upcoming project.
on 2007-03-28 11:36
For our app SugarStats.com we initially used auth_generator 2.0 and it worked for a while. It has a lot of very common and useful features (password recovery, built in user icons, built in admin area etc) but it wasn't the best for extending. We did a huge refactoring and now use restful_authentication (based on acts_as_authenticated) for everything. It has been great and is really easy to extend to your own needs.