I’m currently working on a text-based roleplay browser game, and i’m trying to figure out what the best approach would be in order to create a system that allows me to assign roles to a user, and permissions based upon the role a user has.
I’ve been thinking about creating a model User, which has_many :roles, and with the Role model which has_many :permissions.
The Permission Model would then just be a set of boolean that signal what he can/can’t do.
I’m aware that there is the authorizable plugin, which delivers a nice system, but I’m just trying to build something on my own to get the feeling for rails & ruby again. I believe that the above mentioned system would work, but I’m a bit curious on the dynamic side of it. What I’d actually like to know, if it is possible to store the controller & actions automaticly as properties of the Permission object, or if this has to be done manually for each one I create?
ALso, I’m relatively new to the entire RoR concept, although I already had a first working experience with it, so I’m open to ideas & suggestions as well.