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May 7th, 2006 Most of today’s web applications are secured. Namely, to get to your information (say in deli.cio.us), you need to register an account, and then login each time you want to update or access your information. This how-to will take you through the steps necessary to start-up a secured web application.
Ruby on Rails does a decent job in handling security concerns in the background. You will have to configure your application to avoid few security attacks while plugins would be required for many security concerns which are not at all or poorly managed by rails. In this article I have described the security issues related to a ruby on rails web application. I have followed DRY by linking to articles with good explanation and solutions to security concerns wherever required. This guide can also be used as a quick security check for your current web application. Table of Contents