Forum: Ruby on Rails Rails and user authentification

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Ab4c5cd5d9cc028fcba7a5eec8e1bf30?d=identicon&s=25 Alain Pilon (alain)
on 2006-05-29 04:26
I am a the point now where I have to add user authentification to my
application.

Anyone can point me toward an easy to use / secure library? I know about
ActiveRBAC and was wondering if there is anything else that I should
consider.

Thanks!
455ac2a64d06dc8461f4d258d7f7e980?d=identicon&s=25 Michael Trier (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 05:29
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What are you requirements?
C31c7255fa4488dfc5d766403b497a36?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Morris (wolfmanjm)
on 2006-05-29 06:31
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I like to keep it simple, so check out the rails recipe book for really
simple, or
acts_as_authenticated for the next step up in complexity, but less
complex than most of
the others.
Ab4c5cd5d9cc028fcba7a5eec8e1bf30?d=identicon&s=25 Alain Pilon (alain)
on 2006-05-29 13:37
Hi,

I am doing a ASP kind of application. I havent figured out the hosting
server, but it will probably be a Linux box.

I need to be able to manage roles/permission/groups. People are going to
pay for the service, so it has to be very secure. Its my first time
developping a "seriously" secure application. Hence the reason I want to
use a popular framework.

Any other things I need to consider?

Thanks
455ac2a64d06dc8461f4d258d7f7e980?d=identicon&s=25 Michael Trier (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 21:06
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I tend to agree with Jim. I usually roll my own (authentication that
is) and I've also used acts_as_authenticated, which "just works" and
is straightforward.

There's a ton of options out there, you'll just have to evaluate them
and see if they match up to your requirements.

Michael
Bd48c6aec7f4341c92fba616ebc61a5b?d=identicon&s=25 Jordan Isip (jtei)
on 2006-05-29 22:00
I found that this one was pretty easy/straightforward to implement.
http://penso.info/rails/auth_generator/
C31c7255fa4488dfc5d766403b497a36?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Morris (wolfmanjm)
on 2006-05-29 22:41
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The rails recipe book also has an RBAC that is very simple to implement,
I slipped that
into my app on top of acts_as_authenticated in a few hours.

I also like Bill Katz's approach, although I have not implemented it
(http://www.billkatz.com/authorization).

I have posted a recipe for an admin page for managing Rights and Roles
on my blog,
http://blog.wolfman.com/articles/2006/05/20/role-b...
C31c7255fa4488dfc5d766403b497a36?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Morris (wolfmanjm)
on 2006-05-30 10:16
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Sorry my blog link was not working (I changed the date which changed the
link!) It now
works and is
http://blog.wolfman.com/articles/2006/05/20/role-b...
343f401d529a7034e59d5a07b307821e?d=identicon&s=25 Aidan Finn (Guest)
on 2006-05-30 11:54
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I prefer to write it for each application. I just did a writeup on basic
user authentication. It covers some of the patterns that I've been using
for
authentication:

http://www.aidanf.net/rails_user_authentication_tutorial

cheers,

AF
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