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Maslow is a tool to create and manage needs. It's a Rails app which is part of the GOV.UK Publishing Platform.


  • Ruby
  • Bundler
  • The Ruby Gems listed in the Gemfile
  • A running instance of the Publishing API

User accounts

Authentication is provided by the GDS-SSO gem, and in the production environment an instance of Signon must be running in order to sign in.

In the development environment, the mock strategy is used by default. This removes the requirement for authentication, instead returning the first user in the database as the current user. For this to work, a user must exist - there's a user defined in db/seeds.rb.


MIT License

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