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Active Admin

Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration.

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  1. Allow developers to quickly create gorgeous administration interfaces (Not Just CRUD)
  2. Build a DSL for developers and an interface for businesses.
  3. Ensure that developers can easily customize every nook and cranny of the interface.
  4. Build common interfaces as shareable gems so that the entire community benefits.

Rails 4

There isn't yet an official release that supports Rails 4. For now, you'll have to use master:

gem 'activeadmin', github: 'gregbell/active_admin'

Getting started

Check out the docs!

Need help?

Ask the mailing list or Stack Overflow.

Want to contribute?

The contributing guide is a good place to start. If you have questions, feel free to ask @seanlinsley.


We try not to reinvent the wheel, so Active Admin is built with other open source projects:

Tool Description
Arbre Ruby -> HTML, just like that.
Devise Powerful, extensible user authentication
Formtastic A Rails form builder plugin with semantically rich and accessible markup
Iconic Icons An excellent SVG icon set designed by P.J. Onori
Inherited Resources Simplifies controllers with pre-built RESTful controller actions
Kaminari Elegant pagination for any sort of collection
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