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A simple gem that lets you hook into an ActiveResource's request to sign the request before it goes out.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'signed_activeresource'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install signed_activeresource


Instead of subclassing ActiveResource::Base, subclass SignedActiveResource::Base and set the request_signer class attribute.

class Person < SignedActiveResource::Base
	self.request_signer = signer # an object that responds to sign_request!(http_request)

The use case that motivated it is using OAuth, so in that case your request_signer is an instance of OAuth::AccessToken which will take care of signing things for you.

Before you hate

ActiveResource already has a dependency on ActiveSupport so don't hate on me, I didn't introduce the dependency. The only time I use it is to inflect some strings. No, I'm not doing a require 'active_support/all'!


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request