Devise, Authlogic, & Restful Authorization

This is not a question but a mini-report to others who might be in my
boat.

My application needed/needs the ability to authenticate a login via
email.

There are Restful Authorization examples that claim to do this ... but I
have not been able to successfully get it to work. I can get the email
send out and the email responded to, but the sample code I trided to
implement do not then "authorize" the user.

I also tried Authlogic. If there are hooks in there with the state
machine such that an email could be sent out, I could not find it.

Finally I tried something call Devise ... which sits on top of Warden.
Sample Devise code (with a bit of smtp massaging) pretty much worked
right out of the box. That sample can be found at
http://github.com/plataformatec/devise_example

Note that the example uses a user's email as a login id. Adding a login
id and "hiding" the email when the user logs in is left as an exercise
to the reader. I went through that exercise and it made me a bit
familiar with the Devise internals. Some of the error messages are in
the code ... others are in yml files.

It takes some doing to get it all installed. Nonetheless, I recommend
Devise.

Caution: I'm a newbie to RoR so take my recommendation with a brick of
salt.

Ralph Shnelvar wrote:

This is not a question but a mini-report to others who might be in my
boat.

...

I apologize to everyone for my spelling and grammar errors. I usually
do a better job of proofreading.

Damn, I've been up too many hours.

Ralph Shnelvar wrote:

This is not a question but a mini-report to others who might be in my
boat.

My application needed/needs the ability to authenticate a login via
email.

There are Restful Authorization examples that claim to do this ... but I
have not been able to successfully get it to work. I can get the email
send out and the email responded to, but the sample code I trided to
implement do not then "authorize" the user.

I also tried Authlogic. If there are hooks in there with the state
machine such that an email could be sent out, I could not find it.

You can do this with Authlogic, and I don't believe
acts_as_state_machine is necessary. See of the rdoc for the various
Authlogic ::Config modules has anything useful. Or you might need to
use perishable_token.

Finally I tried something call Devise ... which sits on top of Warden.
Sample Devise code (with a bit of smtp massaging) pretty much worked
right out of the box. That sample can be found at
http://github.com/plataformatec/devise_example

Note that the example uses a user's email as a login id. Adding a login
id and "hiding" the email when the user logs in is left as an exercise
to the reader. I went through that exercise and it made me a bit
familiar with the Devise internals. Some of the error messages are in
the code ... others are in yml files.

It takes some doing to get it all installed. Nonetheless, I recommend
Devise.

Caution: I'm a newbie to RoR so take my recommendation with a brick of
salt.

Then why are you even making it?

Seriously, don't give up on Authlogic. It's what most people are using
these days. Check out Railscast #160 if you need an overview.

Best,