For when your data is too hot to view
This is some sweet code for ActiveRecord (rails) that will allow you to obscure database fields. The data will always be obscured in the database, but can be read as plaintext or obscured. This is useful for admin views where you can display obscured data for people who shouldn't be seeing it.
class Post < ActiveRecord::Base attr_obscurable :body end
By default, when you read the value you get the original plain text.
p = Post.create(:body => "readable text") p.body #=> "readable text" Post.obscure_read_on_fields!(:body) p.body #=> "fE4KSGqOoOej6BNsow0nTg=="
You can configure this on a per field basis by default
class Post < ActiveRecord::Base attr_obscurable :body, :obscure_on_read => true end p = Post.create(:body => "readable text") p.body #=> "fE4KSGqOoOej6BNsow0nTg=="
Post.obscure_read_on_fields! can be called with no arguments to set all attr_obscurable fields. The inverse method is
You can also create an accessor method to get the unobscured field(s).
class Post < ActiveRecord::Base attr_obscurable :body, :obscure_on_read => true, :unobscured_accessor => true end p = Post.create(:body => "readable text") p.body #=> "fE4KSGqOoOej6BNsow0nTg==" p.unobscured_body #=> "readable text"
HotLikeSauce.secret_key = "this-should-be-long-and-random" HotLikeSauce.crypto_method = "aes-256-cbc" # default's to aes-256-cbc
Contributing to hot-like-sauce
- Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.
- Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.
- Fork the project.
- Start a feature/bugfix branch.
- Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
- Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.
Copyright (c) 2012 Justin Derrek Van Eaton. See LICENSE.txt for further details.