Rails plugin that makes stamping records with a user when they are created and updated dirt simple. It assumes that your controller has a current_user method. It also assumes that any record being stamped has two attributes–creator_id and updater_id. You can override both of these assumptions easily.


  1. script/plugin install git://

  2. Add user_stamp to application.rb, like the following:

class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base user_stamp Post, Asset, Job end


UserStamp.creator_attribute   = :creator_id
UserStamp.updater_attribute   = :updater_id
UserStamp.current_user_method = :current_user

If your user stamped columns and current_user method are different, just create an initializer such as config/initializers/user_stamp.rb and copy and paste the defaults above, changing them to fit your app.


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Copyright © 2008 [John Nunemaker], released under the MIT license