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A simple Open ID auth plugin for userless apps
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Simple Admin

A database-less admin authentication based on OpenID

Requires the following gems

  • ruby-openid
  • rack-openid


Install the plugin

script/plugin install git://

Add the following before filter to any protected controllers

before_filter :ensure_admin

List the authorized OpenId's in 'config/simple_admins.yml'


When you login you should see this


The following helpers are available in your controller and views:

  • current_user - returns the current authenticated user
  • authorized? - tells you whether or not the current session is authenticated
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