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cow_auth

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The goal of this gem is to provide token-based authentication for Rails (or Rails-like) web applications.
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 Dependencies

Runtime

~> 3.0
 Project Readme

CowAuth

The goal of this gem is to provide token-based authentication for Rails (or Rails-like) web applications.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'cow_auth'

And then execute:

$ bundle install

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install cow_auth

Usage

Model

Configure your user model to add the authentication mechanism.

Generator (Example)

$ bundle exec rails generate model user uuid:string:uniq email:string:uniq sid:string:uniq encrypted_password:string locale:string first_name:string last_name:string sign_in_count:integer is_enabled:boolean is_deleted:boolean

Migration (Example)

# Modified migration; includes indexes and other stuff you might not want.
class CreateUsers < ActiveRecord::Migration[6.0]
  def change
    create_table :users do |t|
      t.string :uuid, null: false
      t.string :email, null: false
      t.string :sid, null: false
      t.string :locale, null: false
      t.string :encrypted_password, null: false
      t.string :auth_token
      t.string :first_name
      t.string :last_name
      t.integer :sign_in_count, default: 0, null: false
      t.boolean :is_enabled, default: false, null: false
      t.boolean :is_deleted, default: false, null: false
      t.timestamp :expires_at
      t.timestamps
    end
    add_index :users, :uuid, unique: true
    add_index :users, :email, unique: true
    add_index :users, :sid, unique: true
  end
end

Model Inheritance

class User < CowAuth::User
end

Create User

User.create! email: 'user@domain.tld', password: 'password'

Controllers

Configure the appropriate controllers to require authentication.

Controller Concern

Add the following lines in the controller(s) that you want to enforce authentication for.

include CowAuth::TokenAuth::AuthenticateRequest
before_action :authenticate_user

Add the following private method to the ApplicationController (assuming User is the model doing the authentication) to define the authentication class for the controller concern.

def authentication_class
  return User
end

Application Controller Example

class ApplicationController < ActionController::API
  include CowAuth::TokenAuth::AuthenticateRequest

  before_action :authenticate_user

  rescue_from CowAuth::NotAuthenticatedError, with: :user_not_authenticated

private

  def user_not_authenticated(exception)
    render json: { error: exception.message }, status: :unauthorized
  end

  def authentication_class
    return User
  end
end

Sessions Controller HTML Example

The sign_in_success_path and sign_out_success_path methods need to be defined for redirecting after successful sign-in and sign-out.

class SessionsController < ApplicationController
  include CowAuth::SessionAuth::SessionEndpoints

  skip_before_action :authenticate_user, only: [:new, :create]

private

  def sign_in_success_path
    return root_url
  end

  def sign_out_success_path
    return sign_in_url
  end
end

Sessions Controller JSON Example

The sign_in_success_response_payload method can optionally be overridden to customize the response payload for a successful sign-in.

class Api::V1::SessionsController < ApplicationController
  include CowAuth::TokenAuth::SessionEndpoints

  skip_before_action :authenticate_user, only: [:create]

protected

  def sign_in_success_response_payload
    return { uuid: @user.uuid, sid: @user.sid, auth_token: @user.auth_token }
  end
end

Token Authentication

Authenticate (Example)

curl -X POST -i --data-urlencode email=user@domain.tld --data-urlencode password=password https://api.domain.tld/v1/sessions

curl -X DELETE -i https://api.domain.tld/v1/sessions -H "Authorization: Token token=b5503c9b85b881f8b3ddbd82f511912cb5503c9b85b881f8b3ddbd82f511912c,sid=C3281846f3976809796f91cf6bbb35c53"

Authenticated Request

Note that "token" and "sid" are both required.

Example GET:

curl -X GET -i https://api.domain.tld/v1/test -H "Authorization: Token token=b5503c9b85b881f8b3ddbd82f511912cb5503c9b85b881f8b3ddbd82f511912c,sid=C3281846f3976809796f91cf6bbb35c53"

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Notes

cow_auth> bundle exec gem build cow_auth.gemspec
cow_auth> bundle exec gem install cow_auth-0.1.0.gem
app> bundle

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/mickey13/cow-auth. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the code of conduct.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the CowAuth project's codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.