bodyguard VS canada

Compare bodyguard vs canada and see what are their differences.


Simple authorization conventions for Phoenix apps (by schrockwell)


Easy permission definitions in Elixir apps! (by jarednorman)
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bodyguard canada
1 2
593 405
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6.1 0.8
9 days ago 9 months ago
Elixir Elixir
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of canada. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-16.
  • Authorization and Policy Scopes for Phoenix Apps
    3 projects | | 16 Nov 2021
    While it is definitely possible to roll out something by hand, it usually makes sense not to reinvent the wheel if well-maintained and tested libraries are available. Canada and Bodyguard are two of the more popular ones that I have seen in the community.
  • 10 Years(-Ish) of Elixir
    8 projects | | 14 Jan 2021
    There are packages on Hex that haven't been updated in a long time but still work perfectly (Canada, for example: Elixir itself doesn't change much... in fact there's no plans for a 2.0 on the horizon, so the fact that packages don't change often isn't a big deal if they still do what they say they do and aren't hurting for more features.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing bodyguard and canada you can also consider the following projects:


policy_wonk - Elixir authorization and resource loading in Plug form for Phoenix

openmaize - Authentication library for Plug-based applications in Elixir

authorize - Rule based authorization for Elixir

Pundit - Simple authorization helpers for Elixir stucts, like Ruby's Pundit

sheriff - Build simple and robust authorization systems with just Elixir and Plug

terminator - 🛡 Modern elixir ACL/ABAC library for managing granular user abilities and permissions

speakeasy - Middleware based authorization for Absinthe GraphQL powered by Bodyguard

CanCanCan - The authorization Gem for Ruby on Rails.