Password-protected areas are common in many applications as there are usual requirements to restrict access. Those permitted access need valid usernames and passwords. This online video provides an introduction to authentication in Ruby on Rails 4 applications. You will learn the basics of validation and security protocols with regard to authentication. You will also gain an understanding of how to introduce authentication protocols within applications that require restricted access.
…In this chapter, we'll learn to restrict access to a portion of the application so…that only users who log in with…their valid username and password can gain access.…We call this process user authentication.…User authentication is not necessarily a beginner topic, but there…are couple of reasons I think it's worhtwhile to include.…First, password protected areas have become so common, that you're almost…guaranteed to need one in any web application that you build.…And if you need it, it's important to add it correctly.…Mistakes in this area can be particularly costly.…
It also helps to reitterate the point that…site development choices and site security go hand-in-hand.…You need to be mindful of security in every part of your code.…And last it will give us a chance to look at a few more features of Rails.…Here are some of the additional Rails concepts that we'll see throughout this…chapter, Encryption techniques, Non-database attributes, Cookies and…sessions, Controller method accessibility and Before actions.…
- Why use Ruby on Rails?
- Installing Ruby on Rails on Mac and Windows
- Rendering templates and redirecting requests
- Generating and running database migrations
- Creating, updating, and deleting records
- Understanding association types
- Using layouts, partials, and view helpers
- Incorporating assets using asset pipeline
- Validating form data
- Authenticating users and managing user access
- Architecting RESTful applications
- Debugging and error handing
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Ruby on Rails?
2. Installing Ruby on Rails on a Mac
3. Installing Ruby on Rails on a Windows Machine
4. Getting Started
5. Controllers, Views, and Dynamic Content
6. Databases and Migrations
7. Models, ActiveRecord, and ActiveRelation
9. Controllers and CRUD
10. Layouts, Partials, and View Helpers
13. Data Validation
14. User Authentication
15. Improving the Simple CMS
16. REST and RESTful Routes
17. Debugging and Error Handling
18. Introducing More Advanced Topics
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