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Rails authentication with LDAP

user795 Published in June 24, 2018, 11:54 pm

I am learning Rails(no experience in web development and MVC), and to improve my skills, wanted to implement an application where authentication is done in LDAP. I have been reading RAILS 4 IN ACTION by Ryan Bigg and RUBY ON RAILS TUTORIAL by Michael Hartl. Now in those tutorials, applications that are developed needs an authentication system. They build the authentication system from scratch. Since the username/passwords are saved in the database they generate a User model. My question is, if I save user data in LDAP(and do authentication via LDAP), do I need to generate a user model? The User model is also used for saving cookies(to remember user sessions). Does it mean that I should generate User model but only save session data? Any pointer would be appreciated.

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