A Ruby library for verifying and serving OpenID identities.
Easy to use API for verifying OpenID identites - OpenID::Consumer
Support for serving OpenID identites - OpenID::Server
Does not depend on underlying web framework
Supports multiple storage mechanisms (Filesystem, ActiveRecord, Memory)
Example code to help you get started, including:
Ruby on Rails based consumer and server
OpenIDLoginGenerator for quickly getting creating a rails app that uses OpenID for authentication
Comprehensive test suite
Supports both OpenID 1 and OpenID 2 transparently
Before running the examples or writing your own code you'll need to install the library. See the INSTALL file or use rubygems:
gem install ruby-openid
Check the installation:
$ irb irb> require 'rubygems' irb> require_gem 'ruby-openid' => true
The library is known to work with Ruby 1.8.4 on Unix, Max OSX and Win32. Examples have been tested with Rails 1.1 and 1.2, and 2.0.
The best way to start is to look at the rails_openid example. You can run it with:
cd examples/rails_openid script/server
If you are writing an OpenID Relying Party, a good place to start is: examples/rails_openid/app/controllers/consumer_controller.rb
And if you are writing an OpenID provider: examples/rails_openid/app/controllers/server_controller.rb
The library code is quite well documented, so don't be squeamish, and look at the library itself if there's anything you don't understand in the examples.
See also: openid.net/
Discussion regarding the Ruby OpenID library and other JanRain OpenID libraries takes place on the the OpenID mailing list on openid.net.
Please join this list to discuss, ask implementation questions, report bugs, etc. Also check out the openid channel on the freenode IRC network.
If you have a bugfix or feature you'd like to contribute, don't hesitate to send it to us. For more detailed information on how to contribute, see
Copyright 2006-2008, JanRain, Inc.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the OpenID channel on pibb.com:
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