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Add namespace for cancan authorization library
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 Dependencies

Runtime

>= 1.6.3
 Project Readme

CancanNamespace¶ ↑

Namespace for cancan gem.

Install¶ ↑

gem 'cancan_namespace'

Usage¶ ↑

class Ability
  include CanCanNamespace::Ability

  def initialize(user)

    ...

    if user.admin?
      can :manage, :all
      can :manage, :all, :context => :manage
    end
  end
end

Controller¶ ↑

Context is extracted from controller name (:manage):

class Manage::PostsController < Manage::BaseController
  before_filter :find_post, :only => [:edit, :update, :destroy]
  authorize_resource
  ...
end

Set context for controller directly:

class People::RelationshipsController < Account::BaseController
  before_filter :find_followed
  before_filter :build_relation, :only => [:create]
  before_filter :find_relationship, :only => [:destroy]

  authorize_resource :relationship, :context => :account

  ...

end

View¶ ↑

If no extra context argument is given, it defaults to the namespace where the current controller lives

# app/views/posts/show.html.erb
# controller has no namespace -> context = nil
<% if can? :edit, post %>
  <%= link_to 'Edit', edit_post_path(post) %>
<% end %>

When you want to check an ability for another context, specify it manually

# app/views/posts/show.html.erb
<% if can? :edit, post, :context => :manage %>
  <%= link_to 'Edit (admin)', edit_manage_post_path(post) %>
<% end %>

When the current controller is in a namespace and you want to check an ability for the `nil` context, meaning a controller without namespace, you need to specify `context => nil`

# app/views/manage/posts/show.html.erb
# controller has namespace "manage" -> context is manually overridden to `nil`
<% if can? :edit, post, :context => nil %>
  <%= link_to 'Edit', edit_post_path(post) %>
<% end %>

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