I'm very new to rails, so I apologize if my question sounds dumb..
I'm setting up an authentication system for this project. In order to
login someone has to feed username/password. Since there are several
portions of the project to be password protected I sticked
"check_authentication" under controller/application.rb .. I then
"before_filter :check_authentication" from the single controllers in
need of auth.
But this does not suffice. I need to setup "groups", because some of
the controllers should not be accessible to certain groups of users.
So I added a "role" column to User and I was thinking to add a
"check_permission" under application.rb and to add a before_filter
from the proper controllers passing the needed role to it somehow
The problem is that I have no idea on how to pass say "administrator"
to a filter.. I tried check_permission(role) but it doesn't like it at