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Authoreyes (pronounced "authorize") is intended to be a modern, Rails 5 compatible replacement for Declarative Authorization.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'authoreyes'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install authoreyes


For Rails authorization in Rails versions 4 and below, please use Declarative Authorization or one of its forks.

Warning! This gem is not finished!

At this point, to use Authoreyes, you must do the following:

  1. Add an authorization_rules.rb file. See the included one for an example. The syntax is the same as Declarative Authorization, so you can look at their examples too.
  2. Define privileges for every single action you want to be accessed. As of now, Authoreyes has only one mode: authorize everything.
  3. Done! Authoreyes will do its job.

If you want to customize authorization behavior, in your ApplicationController override Authoreyes's redirect_if_unauthorized before_action and set_unauthorized_status_code after_action. See lib/authoreyes/helpers/in_controller for details.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at

Please check out the wiki for guides on contributing to this project.


This gem was originally based on stffn's gem Declarative_Authorization. Many thanks to stffn and all who contributed to Declarative Authorization for a great gem!


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

:copyright: 2016 Tektite Software