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cancan

4.9
Simple authorization solution for Rails which is decoupled from user roles. All permissions are stored in a single location.
 Popularity
Downloads
7,709,697
Stars
6,257
Forks
843
Watchers
174
 Releases
Total releases
29
First release
Latest release

pundit

3.41
Object oriented authorization for Rails applications
 Popularity
Downloads
4,694,530
Stars
5,618
Forks
435
Watchers
123
 Releases
Total releases
9
First release
Latest release

cancancan

3.36
Simple authorization solution for Rails. All permissions are stored in a single location.
 Popularity
Downloads
7,113,554
Stars
3,858
Forks
383
Watchers
93
 Releases
Total releases
26
First release
Latest release

rolify

1.69
Very simple Roles library without any authorization enforcement supporting scope on resource objects (instance or class). Supports ActiveRecord and Mongoid ORMs.
 Popularity
Downloads
2,284,699
Stars
2,271
Forks
327
Watchers
59
 Releases
Total releases
39
First release
Latest release

declarative_authorization

0.86
declarative_authorization is a Rails plugin for maintainable authorization based on readable authorization rules.
 Popularity
Downloads
745,924
Stars
1,260
Forks
211
Watchers
27
 Releases
Total releases
11
First release
Latest release

authority

0.56
Authority helps you authorize actions in your Rails app. It's ORM-neutral and has very little fancy syntax; just group your models under one or more Authorizer classes and write plain Ruby methods on them.
 Popularity
Downloads
400,499
Stars
1,271
Forks
56
Watchers
32
 Releases
Total releases
33
First release
Latest release

acl9

0.46
Role-based authorization system for Rails with a concise DSL for securing your Rails application. Acl9 makes it easy to get security right for your app, the access control code sits right in your controller, the syntax is very easy to understand, and acl9 makes it easy to test your access rules.
 Popularity
Downloads
216,322
Stars
829
Forks
109
Watchers
22
 Releases
Total releases
13
First release
Latest release

the_role

0.37
Authorization gem for Ruby on Rails with Management Panel
 Popularity
Downloads
70,487
Stars
772
Forks
81
Watchers
42
 Releases
Total releases
51
First release
Latest release

six

0.27
Very simple authorization gem
 Popularity
Downloads
654,559
Stars
318
Forks
20
Watchers
6
 Releases
Total releases
9
First release
Latest release

role_model

0.26
Ever needed to assign roles to a model, say a User, and build conditional behaviour on top of that? Enter RoleModel -- roles have never been easier! Just declare your roles and you are done. Assigned roles will be stored as a bitmask.
 Popularity
Downloads
454,932
Stars
306
Forks
43
Watchers
4
 Releases
Total releases
13
First release
Latest release

timcharper/role_requirement

0.26
Simple role based security for restful_authentication I am no longer involved in this project. If you are interested in becoming the new maintainer and making it your own, please contact me. I will no longer be responding to bug reports or questions. Thanks, Tim
 Popularity
Stars
254
Forks
35
Watchers
3

cantango

0.2
Define your permission rules as role- or role group specific permits. Integrates well with multiple Devise user acounts. Includes rules caching. Store permissions in yaml file or key-value store
 Popularity
Downloads
57,047
Stars
422
Forks
42
Watchers
12
 Releases
Total releases
22
First release
Latest release

cream

0.14
An integrated Authentication, Authorization and Roles solution for your Rails 3 app with support for multiple ORMs
 Popularity
Downloads
84,035
Stars
302
Forks
18
Watchers
4
 Releases
Total releases
33
First release
Latest release

consul

0.13
A scope-based authorization solution for Ruby on Rails.
 Popularity
Downloads
122,331
Stars
202
Forks
29
Watchers
16
 Releases
Total releases
31
First release
Latest release

canable

0.13
Simple permissions that I have used on my last several projects so I figured it was time to abstract and wrap up into something more easily reusable.
 Popularity
Downloads
41,676
Stars
321
Forks
17
Watchers
4
 Releases
Total releases
4
First release
Latest release

aegis

0.11
Aegis is an authorization solution for Ruby on Rails that supports roles and a RESTish, resource-style declaration of permission rules.
 Popularity
Downloads
93,531
Stars
195
Forks
23
Watchers
13
 Releases
Total releases
21
First release
Latest release

easy_roles

0.1
Easy role authorization in rails
 Popularity
Downloads
81,828
Stars
163
Forks
22
Watchers
9
 Releases
Total releases
14
First release
Latest release

canard

0.08
Wraps CanCan and RoleModel up to make role based authorisation really easy in Rails 3.x.
 Popularity
Downloads
73,100
Stars
124
Forks
20
Watchers
6
 Releases
Total releases
22
First release
Latest release

baldwindavid/padlock_authorization

0.06
Simple object-based role authorization in Rails
 Popularity
Stars
73
Forks
4
Watchers
2

allowy

0.05
Allowy provides CanCan-like way of checking permission but doesn't enforce a tight DSL giving you more control
 Popularity
Downloads
114,962
Stars
66
Forks
4
Watchers
1
 Releases
Total releases
18
First release
Latest release

10to1/roleify

0.04
Rails authorization plugin
 Popularity
Stars
64
Forks
2
Watchers
22

roleable

0.02
Roles solution for active-record-backed Rails 3 applications
 Popularity
Downloads
23,676
Stars
32
Forks
4
Watchers
4
 Releases
Total releases
5
First release
Latest release

restful_acl

0.02
A Ruby on Rails plugin that provides fine grained access control to RESTful resources.
 Popularity
Downloads
37,871
 Releases
Total releases
18
First release
Latest release

trust

0.01
Trust is a resource oriented framework for authorization control. It is compatible with Rails 3 and 4. It has a loose coupling from the models, and features a native Ruby implementation language. Support for inheritance and namespaced models as well as nested routes. Even permissions scheme supports inheritance.
 Popularity
Downloads
17,470
Stars
14
Forks
3
Watchers
3
 Releases
Total releases
12
First release
Latest release

walruz

0.01
Walruz provides an easy to use DSL to do composition of basic authorization policies to create more complex ones, and then register this composed policies on actions performed to the model begin accessed
 Popularity
Downloads
27,308
Stars
13
Forks
3
Watchers
2
 Releases
Total releases
14
First release
Latest release

rend-acl

0.0
A port of Zend_Acl with modifications made to bring the API more inline with Ruby conventions.
 Popularity
Downloads
6,790
Stars
5
Forks
1
Watchers
1
 Releases
Total releases
5
First release
Latest release

moulin_rouge

0.0
An DSL to manage your authorizations and groups of access with CanCan without repeating yourself using as many files you want.
 Popularity
Downloads
6,106
Stars
3
Forks
0
Watchers
1
 Releases
Total releases
5
First release
Latest release