Permissions (access control) in web apps

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  • CheatSheetSeries

    The OWASP Cheat Sheet Series was created to provide a concise collection of high value information on specific application security topics.

    OWasp cheat sheet on how to do ACL in Web App.

  • CanCanCan

    The authorization Gem for Ruby on Rails. (Ruby on Rails ABAC) Same like casl.js, but for Ruby on Rails! Casl.js was actually inspired and modeled by cancancan.

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • Pundit

    Minimal authorization through OO design and pure Ruby classes Popular open-source Ruby library focused around the notion of policies, giving you the freedom to implement your own approach based on that.

  • django-rules

    Awesome Django authorization, without the database A generic, approachable open source framework for building rule-based systems in Django (Python).

  • wasp

    The fastest way to develop full-stack web apps with React & Node.js.

    You can check out our discussion about this in our “Support for Permissions” RFC.

  • casbin

    An authorization library that supports access control models like ACL, RBAC, ABAC in Golang (multiple approaches, multiple languages, provider) Open source authZ library that has support for many access control models (ACL, RBAC, ABAC, …) and many languages (Go, Java, Node.js, JS, Rust, …). While somewhat complex, it is also powerful and flexible. They also have their Casdoor platform, which is authN and authZ provider.

  • react-native-auth0

    React Native toolkit for Auth0 API

    Auth0 (provider) Auth0 has been around for some time and is probably the most popular authN provider out there. While authN is their main offering (they give you SDKs for authentication + they store user profiles and let you manage them through their SaaS), they also allow you to define authZ to some degree, via RBAC and policies.

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