Access Denied: the missing guide to authorization in Rails

A presentation at RailsConf in in Pittsburgh, PA, USA by Vladimir Dementyev

Rails brings us a lot of useful tools out-of-the-box, but there are missing parts too. For example, for such essential tasks as authorization we are on our own. Even if we choose a trending OSS solution, we still have to care about the way to keep our code maintainable, efficient, and, of course, bug-less.

Working on Rails projects, I’ve noticed some common patterns in designing access systems as well as useful code techniques I’d like to share with you in this talk.



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