Rack middleware to acquire authentication information from a Stanford WebAuth system.


Is available from here.

Usage in any rack based app:

  # In a rack environment:

  # In a view or controller:

  # In a before filter or helper
  # or other middleware:
  @current_user = User.(webauth.)

  # or whatever...

Usage in rails:

  # config/application.rb:
    require 'rack-webauth'

  # ApplicationController:
    # optionally:
    delegate :logged_in?, :to => :webauth


If you want to make your site publicly available, but still enable WebAuth and have that information in your Rails application, you need a patch to WebAuth. It is available from here. Also see the corresponding thread for more information.

License Information

Copyright © 2011 Niklas E. Cathor

rack-webauth is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

rack-webauth is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with rack-webauth. If not, see www.gnu.org/licenses