this is my first post, so hello folks! 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