Realising a rights management


this is my first post, so hello folks! :slight_smile: I am thinking about a rights management for my ruby on rails application. As usual, there will be roles, groups, allowed actions, etc. At the moment, I try to imagine, how this thing should work in detail. If there's an action named "create comment" for example, i could do following (some pseudo-code):

1) if RightsController.checkAction(CREATE_COMMENT) then (...) 2) if RightController.checkAction() then (...)

Whereby the method in example no. 2 looks in the stack to find out the calling method and the appropriate class to check whether the action is allowed.

Maybe I can connect this to some before filter, I am relatively new to ror, so I don't know exactly, if that's possible.

Besides this internal check, I plan to mask out all gui elements which could cause actions not allowed. So it's for double-checking.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions about this topic.

Thank you alot! ms

As I understand you are talking about permissions, user permissions. It seams logic to me to have a UserPremission model to deal with it. It could have a list of action it is permit to perform and a way to check public actions.

You can look at solution of this issue in their application source. You can learn a lot from the others.