Welcome to Squid Users Manager
New version 1.2.0 was released!
A lot of new stuff in the release, here are the highlights:
- Application Web 2.0 compliant
- New design with css and light layout.
- Ajax enabled app.
- More intuitive and elegant application.
Squid Users management is a web-enabled and intuitive user interface writen upon Ruby on Rails web development framework that manager Squid Proxy NCSA auth users across MD5 digest files.
Squid Users management is Open Source, distributed under the terms of the GPL licence. Please see the file gpl.txt for the license terms, under which you may use, modify and distribute this package or single parts of it.
The file install contains detailed installation instructions.
Rails is a web-application and persistance framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web-applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern of separation. This pattern splits the view (also called the presentation) into "dumb" templates that are primarily responsible for inserting pre-build data in between HTML tags. The model contains the "smart" domain objects (such as Account, Product, Person, Post) that holds all the business logic and knows how to persist themselves to a database. The controller handles the incoming requests (such as Save New Account, Update Product, Show Post) by manipulating the model and directing data to the view.
In Rails, the model is handled by what's called a object-relational mapping layer entitled Active Record. This layer allows you to present the data from database rows as objects and embellish these data objects with business logic methods.
The controller and view is handled by the Action Pack, which handles both layers by its two parts: Action View and Action Controller. These two layers are bundled in a single package due to their heavy interdependence. This is unlike the relationship between the Active Record and Action Pack that is much more separate. Each of these packages can be used independently outside of Rails.