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Ruby on Rails Admin Panel (Engine) to allow trusted users edit structured content.

Typus: Admin interface for Rails applications

Typus is designed for a single activity:

Trusted users editing structured content.

Typus doesn't try to be all the things to all the people but it's extensible enough to match lots of use cases.

Key Features

  • Built-in Authentication.
  • User Permissions by using Access Control Lists. (stored in yaml files)
  • CRUD and custom actions for your models on a clean interface.
  • Internationalized interface.
  • Customizable and extensible templates.
  • Low memory footprint.
  • Works with Rails 3.0 and is Ruby 1.9.2 compatible.
  • Tested with SQLite, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • MIT License, the same as Rails.



Add Typus to your Gemfile:

gem 'typus', :git => ''

Update your bundle:

$ bundle install

Run the Typus generator:

$ rails generate typus

Start the application server and go to


Copyright © 2007-2010 Francesc Esplugas, released under the MIT license.

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