i have a serious problem here.
Let me explain my situation:
I have 3 Models: Group, Role, User
Pretty self explaining. Every group has multiple roles (every group
can define it's own roles. some have 3, some have 14 and so on..) and
every role has many users through a join table.
Every group has some features like a public forum, a calender, public
and private news and so on.
I need to define Rules / Permissions like "roles which are allowed to
post in the public forum", "roles which are allowed to create new
events in the calender"....
The Group admin can select 1-n roles which are allowed to do these
But how do i model these relations. I try to find a "good" design for
this since a few days now and didn't find a answer. It would be
possible to create a field for every "option" inside the groups table
which stores a comma seperated list of roles... if you know what i
mean. but this seems kind of "messy" to me.
there has to be an "intelligent", dynamic, RoR like way to handle
Any suggestions are welcome!
Thanks in advance,