Ruby Authorization

Open-source Ruby projects categorized as Authorization

Top 22 Ruby Authorization Projects

  • GitHub repo Pundit

    Minimal authorization through OO design and pure Ruby classes

    Project mention: Project management app users advice | | 2021-04-10

    This is called “authorization”. pundit is a great library for it.

  • GitHub repo CanCanCan

    The authorization Gem for Ruby on Rails.

    Project mention: Using CanCanCan With StimulusReflex In Your Rails App | | 2021-03-22

    If you are using CanCanCan for authorization and also want to use the magic of StimulusReflex for reactive page updates, these strategies will help you check user abilities in your reflexes.

  • GitHub repo Doorkeeper

    Doorkeeper is an OAuth 2 provider for Ruby on Rails / Grape.

    Project mention: Authelia is an open-source authentication/authorization server with 2FA/SSO | | 2021-03-10

    One thing that is missing from this list is open source language specific libraries. Projects such as and

    Depending on your use case, for example if you only have one application, you might be better off running something embedded in your app, or independent but using the same runtime/deployment environment. Then, when you are ready to add another app or integration, you should be able to introduce a standalone auth system more easily if appropriate (because all your auth interactions should be relatively standardized). I'm a big fan of standalone auth systems as a way to simplify access control and give a single view of a user/customer, but you can also succeed using open source embedded libraries.

    When the moment comes to introduce a standalone system, you should consider a few dimensions (this list pulled from a previous comment of mine: ):

       * open source or not

  • GitHub repo rolify

    Role management library with resource scoping

  • GitHub repo Declarative Authorization

    An unmaintained authorization plugin for Rails. Please fork to support current versions of Rails

  • GitHub repo acl9

    Yet another role-based authorization system for Rails

  • GitHub repo Action Policy

    Authorization framework for Ruby/Rails applications

    Project mention: Rails: How to Reduce Friction at the Authorization Layer | | 2021-03-15

    At work, we've recently faced similar issues and moved to ActionPolicy as a result. It's designed slightly differently, but there is a lot of overlap with what John came up with.

  • GitHub repo AccessGranted

    Multi-role and whitelist based authorization gem for Rails (and not only Rails!)

  • GitHub repo graphql-guard

    Simple authorization gem for GraphQL :lock:

  • GitHub repo Consul

    Scope-based authorization for Ruby on Rails. (by makandra)

  • GitHub repo RoleCore

    🔐A Rails engine providing essential industry of Role-based access control.

  • GitHub repo banken

    Simple and lightweight authorization library for Rails

  • GitHub repo Groupify

    Add group and membership functionality to your Rails models

  • GitHub repo Pundit Matchers

    A set of RSpec matchers for testing Pundit authorisation policies.

  • GitHub repo RedisWebManager

    Manage your Redis instance (see keys, memory used, connected client, etc...)

  • GitHub repo Canard

    Makes role based authorization in Rails really simple. Wraps CanCan and RoleModel up with a smattering of syntactic sugar, some generators and scopes.

  • GitHub repo Next Rails

    A toolkit to upgrade your next Rails application

  • GitHub repo Yabeda::Puma::Plugin

    Collects Puma web-server metrics from puma control panel

  • GitHub repo Operators

    Service Object based on Either Monad

  • GitHub repo KittyPolicy

    Kitty Policy Ruby Authorization Gem

  • GitHub repo Trust

    Authorization mechanisms for Rails (by teknobingo)

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-04-10.


What are some of the best open-source Authorization projects in Ruby? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Pundit 7,240
2 CanCanCan 4,857
3 Doorkeeper 4,781
4 rolify 2,867
5 Declarative Authorization 1,259
6 acl9 854
7 Action Policy 736
8 AccessGranted 733
9 graphql-guard 434
10 Consul 274
11 RoleCore 264
12 banken 249
13 Groupify 187
14 Pundit Matchers 175
15 RedisWebManager 140
16 Canard 126
17 Next Rails 95
18 Yabeda::Puma::Plugin 35
19 browserslist_useragent gem 26
20 Operators 23
21 KittyPolicy 22
22 Trust 14