Padrino comes shipped with a slick and beautiful Admin Interface, with the following features:
|Orm Agnostic||Adapters for datamapper, sequel, activerecord, mongomapper, mongoid, couchrest|
|Authentication||User Authentication Support, User Authorization Management|
|Template Agnostic||Erb and Haml Rendering Support|
|Scaffold||You can create a new "admin interface" by providing a single Model|
|MultiLanguage||English, German, Russian, Danish, French, Brazilian and Italian localizations|
Create a new project:
$ padrino g project admin-test-sample -d datamapper $ cd admin-test-sample && bundle
Create the admin application:
$ padrino g admin -e erb
Follow the instructions in your terminal and provide a valid email and password for your newly created admin account:
- edit your config/database.rb
- create the database:
$ bundle exec rake db:create
- migrate your database:
$ bundle exec rake db:migrate
- seed your database with some data:
$ bundle exec rake db:seed
Your admin section is now "setup": you can start padrino
padrino s and
point your web browser to http://localhost:3000/admin and log in with your
admin account credentials.
If you need to create a "scaffold", (basic CRUD actions) create a model, migrate your database, generate your scaffolding folder structure and views and add those to your admin section by running the following commands:
$ padrino g model post title:string body:text $ padrino rake db:migrate $ padrino g admin_page post $ padrino s
That's it! Browse to http://localhost:3000/admin and access your model by clicking on the newly created tab on your admin navbar: there you can create, edit, destroy and display your objects.
You can find the sample app on github.
Padrino Admin uses a single model Account for managing roles, memberships and permissions (User Authentication and Authorization).
Scenario E-commerce (User Authentication)
To use a practical example, let's examine a common e-commerce application
scenario, where we need to limit access to some of our controllers actions;
we can easily accomplish this by editing
class MyEcommerce < Padrino::Application register Padrino::Admin::AccessControl enable :authentication enable :store_location set :login_page, "/login" access_control.roles_for :any do |role| role.protect "/customer/orders" role.protect "/cart/checkout" end end
In the above example we protect paths starting with
/cart/checkout. The result will be that an unauthenticated user will
not be able to access those actions, and they will be asked to authenticate;
first by visiting our
:login_page defined as
/login and by providing their
login credentials (default authentication behaviour will use email and password).
When successfully logged in, they will be granted access to the two protected pages.
Admin Scenario (User Authorization)
Another common scenario is needing multiple roles with various level of access, instead of providing all management functionality to all logged in users.
Consider a site where you want to allow unauthenticated users to login, an editor to manage posts and categories, and an admin role to manage settings.
The Padrino admin generator will by default create an
Account model with a
role attribute which you can combine with the
project_module method to
easily manage which functionality is available to your users.
class Admin < Padrino::Application register Padrino::Admin::AccessControl enable :authentication disable :store_location set :login_page, "/admin/sessions/new" access_control.roles_for :any do |role| role.protect "/" role.allow "/sessions" end access_control.roles_for :admin do |role| role.project_module :settings, "/settings" end access_control.roles_for :editor do |role| role.project_module :posts, "/posts" role.project_module :categories, "/categories" end end
In the above example, we protect the entire admin section (all paths starting
with "/") with the only exception for all those paths starting with
unauthenticated users the possibility to log in by redirecting them
to our login page and asking them to provide their email and password.
If we are logged in as an admin (
account.role == 'admin') we will only
have access to the
If we are logged in as an editor (
account.role == 'editor') we will only
have access to the
Sharing Sessions Between Mounted Applications
Sessions can be shared between mounted applications by setting a
with the line
set :session_id, "your_session_id" in each apps
Contributing Persistence Adapters
If you are planning to use padrino with other adapters rather than the currently supported ones, and you want to contribute to the project by extending its support with additional adapters like ohm, cassandra and so on, be sure to check out the adding components guide.
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