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== Welcome to Saasy
Saasy is a Rails app that bills and authenticates, so you don't have to.
The idea is that you host Saasy on a subdomain, and communicate with it using SSO/REST protocols.
That means you're free to do more interesting coding.
*At the moment this is alpha code - use at your own risk*
I'd like to thank Made by Many ( for supporting this project.
Alex MacCaw
== Screenshots
* Billing -
* Sign up -
* Edit profile -
* Example Invoice -
== Overview
* Subscription management
* Recurring billing
* Credit card management
* User authentication and SSO
== Features
* No local credit card storage
* Automated billing script that should be run nightly
* Configurable subscription plans (price/duration)
* SSL protection for account creation (and when updating CC info)
* Account can have multiple users, interface for adding more
* Trial ending mailer
* Invoice mailer
* Automated notification and retry of failed renewals
* Plan upgrade/downgrades
* PDF invoices
* Forgot password retrieval
* OpenID support
* Shared secret SSO
* Credit card verification
* REST API for users and subscriptions
== Getting Started
# cp config/database.example.yml config/database.yml
# cp config/application.example.yml config/application.yml
# cp config/subscription.example.yml config/subscription.yml
# rake db:schema:load
# Setup a cron job to run `rake subs:daily` daily
# configure application.yml
# configure subscriptions.yml
# script/server -p 3001
== Gateways
Currently the following gateways are supported:
* Braintree
* TrustCommerce
* PaymentExpress
== Choosing a Gateway
Braintree seems to be a good choice, and they're friendly to Railers to:
== Test transactions
As far as I could tell, Braintree are the only Gateway that lets you
test transactions without signing up.
== SSO (single sign on)
I've implemented a simple SSO using shared secrets.
have a look at lib/sso.rb for more information.
== Gotchas
I've made some extensions to various plugins/libs which I've
yet to push back:
* Extended ActiveMerchant's Braintree and Trust Commerce gateways (see initializers)
* Edited acts_as_state_machine:
* Added named_scope 'in_state'
* Stopped it overriding any states I specified before creation
* Make it update all the attributes on save, not just the state column
* Used the Rails 2.2 version of prawnto (
* Edited ssl_requirement so that it's disabled in development/test mode.
* Rails error_messages_for now uses spans, instead of divs, to be standards compliant
* Add a float component to Prawn (see initializers)