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The Merb Way by Foy Savas

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Chapter 9. Authentication

Nearly all web applications need to authenticate their users, but how they authenticate them varies. The Merb stack, however, includes a highly modular authentication plugin that gives us a miniature stack of minimally constraining tools that together offer us out-of-the-box authentication within our applications. Created by Daniel Neighman, the Merb auth plugin went through several intense iterations. Before long, however, its design came to exemplify the principle of Merb itself and without hesitation was included within the stack, ultimately because its modularity countered the contentions of custom authentication so strongly.

This also makes it one of the absolute best plugins from which to learn, so we’re going ...

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