Skip to content


through current user with singleton resource #338

szimek opened this Issue · 3 comments

4 participants



it's rather a question than an issue: I want to load user's profile, which is a singular resource through current user and I have something like this:

load_and_authorize_resource :through => :current_user, :singleton => true

but for new action, it tries to assign profile.current_user = current_user and of course there's no profile.current_user= method. Is there a way to tell it to use user method when assigning parent resource?


Currently no, but I'll mark further customization to be added along these lines. Right now your best solution is to use a before filter like this.

before_filter :load_user
load_and_authorize_resource :through => :user, :singleton => true


def load_user
  @user = current_user

Marked for consideration in 2.0.


Dear submitter, Since cancan/raynB hasn't been active for more than 6 months and no body else then ryam himself has commit permissions the cancan project is on a stand still.
Since cancan has several issues including missing support for rails 4 cancan is moving forward to cancancan. More details on: #994

If your feel that your pull request or bug is still applicable (and hasn't been merged in to cancan) it would be really appreciated if you would resubmit it to cancancan (

We hope to see you on the other side!

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.