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attr_protected

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v3.2.3 - Show latest stable - 0 notes - Class: ActiveModel::MassAssignmentSecurity::ClassMethods
attr_protected(*args) public

Attributes named in this macro are protected from mass-assignment whenever attributes are sanitized before assignment. A role for the attributes is optional, if no role is provided then :default is used. A role can be defined by using the :as option.

Mass-assignment to these attributes will simply be ignored, to assign to them you can use direct writer methods. This is meant to protect sensitive attributes from being overwritten by malicious users tampering with URLs or forms. Example:

class Customer
  include ActiveModel::MassAssignmentSecurity

  attr_accessor :name, :credit_rating

  attr_protected :credit_rating, :last_login
  attr_protected :last_login, :as => :admin

  def assign_attributes(values, options = {})
    sanitize_for_mass_assignment(values, options[:as]).each do |k, v|
      send("#{k}=", v)
    end
  end
end

When using the :default role:

customer = Customer.new
customer.assign_attributes({ "name" => "David", "credit_rating" => "Excellent", :last_login => 1.day.ago }, :as => :default)
customer.name          # => "David"
customer.credit_rating # => nil
customer.last_login    # => nil

customer.credit_rating = "Average"
customer.credit_rating # => "Average"

And using the :admin role:

customer = Customer.new
customer.assign_attributes({ "name" => "David", "credit_rating" => "Excellent", :last_login => 1.day.ago }, :as => :admin)
customer.name          # => "David"
customer.credit_rating # => "Excellent"
customer.last_login    # => nil

To start from an all-closed default and enable attributes as needed, have a look at attr_accessible.

Note that using Hash#except or Hash#slice in place of attr_protected to sanitize attributes provides basically the same functionality, but it makes a bit tricky to deal with nested attributes.

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