[Catalyst] How to do pass-through login?

Tomas Doran bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Sat Jul 11 23:43:18 GMT 2009

On 10 Jul 2009, at 21:09, Gunnar Strand wrote:

> Thanks to all who answered my post regarding pass-through login! It  
> put
> me on the right track and it works like a charm now.
> In my solution I have an action, Catalyst::Action::Restricted, which I
> put on the subroutines which require a logged-in user
> (:ActionClass('Restricted')). If no user is logged in, then the  
> request
> state is saved and the user forwarded to the login page.
> I think it would be helpful to the next guy to improve the Cookbook  
> with
> a more elaborate example on how to implement this. The current  
> paragraph
> is a little thin, IMHO.

Don't write how to implement it in the cookbook, implement the  
generic version and put it on CPAN.. Except, that actually already  
happened (Catalyst::Action::Role::ACL)

However - this is a bit silly, it's better implemented as an action  
role.. (ala Catalyst::Controller::ActionRole) in my opinion,  
otherwise it won't play nicely with things such as  

Having spoken to the the author of the above mentioned module, I've  
gone ahead and converted it to an ActionRole:


This will hopefully be seen on a CPAN near you soon, patches are  
obviously welcome if it wasn't quite what you were thinking of.. ;)


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