I'm new ot rails and am revamping one of my first rails projects and would like some advice on user authentication and management. In my app I implemented the basic user login functionality as it is in the Agile Web Developement book. Though it works great I'd like a bit more functionality such as: user levels/roles (i.e level1, level2, level3, admin) type permission, password resetting, forgotten password emailing etc, nothing hardcore or anything. I've heard much praise about the Acts_As_Authenticated plugin (http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/Acts_as_au...) but also the auth_generator plugin (http://penso.info/code/auth_generator). I was wondering if anyone has had experience with both and could point out why one is better than the other for what you used it for. At this point I've looked more at auth_generator because it upfront looks like it has most of the features I want along with user administration built in. I still have yet to dig more into AAA and exactly what it does/how it works. Thanks for any advice in advance.
on 2006-05-09 10:32
on 2006-05-09 14:07
Hi, I have used auth_generator for admin operations on my site anup.info. Plz let me know any doubts. Anup
on 2006-08-25 03:13
anup wrote: > Hi, > > I have used auth_generator for admin operations on my site anup.info. > Plz let me know any doubts. > > Anup Was going to use auth_generator, went back to the site to get it, but found the site to be down. Anybody have any news on this, or suggestions to other auth gems?