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Roles and permissions system for Nodejs

ACL / Roles + Permissions

https://github.com/djvirgen/virgen-acl Simple and elegant, create your own checks. No middleware?

https://github.com/OptimalBits/node_acl Use as middleware, create your own roles and access. Great choice.

https://github.com/tschaub/authorized Similar to connect roles... but a bit more robust? you can create roles and action, and associate many roles with that action

https://github.com/scottkf/ability-js Like canCan for rails. This is a traditional controller / function type permission system. May be too abstract.

https://github.com/dresende/node-roles More traditional setRole() hasRole() based checking. Last activity 2 years ago.

https://github.com/carlos8f/node-relations Natural language style roles. Looks very promising and is in active development

https://github.com/ForbesLindesay/connect-roles Simple and closer to action / natural language based. Requires writing your own checks for each.

https://github.com/ajlopez/SimplePermissions Maybe too simple? Makes sense for assigning roles but then its hard to check against roles!

https://npmjs.org/package/entitlement Not ideal but here for reference sake.

Mongoose Field Access Control

https://github.com/codedoctor/mongoose-plugins-accessible-by Set access per field of mongoose Schema. Not supported or maintained, and noted as not a perfect fit in all cases... but worth considering as a simple way to control access to fields.

kharhys commented Sep 13, 2015

Hi, Great compilation.
You might want to correct a typo on the gist's name (roles_invesitgation.md)

Thanks for a compiled list of somethings out there.

emerak commented Feb 18, 2016

Awesome! 🤘

Thanks for the collection!

Thanks a lot !!!

Thanks man, very usefull... \o

chichivica commented Feb 16, 2017

current popularity rank (based on npmjs.com dowloads count)

  1. acl
  2. connect-roles
  3. authorized
  4. virgen-acl
  5. permission
  6. ability
  7. simplepermissions
  8. entitlement

onury commented May 10, 2017

Here is my approach https://github.com/onury/accesscontrol
Example:

var permission = ac.can(role).createOwn(resource);
if (permission.granted) {
    // do stuff...
} else {
    console.log('Forbidden');
}

kabala commented Jul 25, 2017

Thx so much!

AGhost-7 commented Dec 27, 2017

Shameless plug! : https://github.com/AGhost-7/o-is/tree/master/packages/access-mate

Above is an attribute-based access control library. It is designed to be as flexible as possible by using conditions instead of roles. One can implement RBAC or whatever they want using conditions. Module also supports field-level access control that isn't supported by most of the modules listed here.

If you wish to enhance the list, we wrote this with my team: https://github.com/bluebirds-blue-jay/access-control

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