Authentication is a built-in functionality which allows to build private access sections within your Locomotive site.
Here is a quick example. You built a beautiful site for a lawyer company and now they're asking for a protected section where partners could download fancy Excel/PDF files.
You could achieve this with the session liquid tag and a members content type. However, this solution presents some flaws. First the password would be stored in clear in Locomotive which is a security issue. Then you couldn't help your clients to reset their forgotten password by sending instructions by email the way Devise does.
The authentication built-in functionality provides the following features:
- sign up / sign in / sign out actions
- email instructions action to reset password (the email is a locomotive page)
- reset password action
- encrypted password
- authentication views in Liquid
Wagon authentication demo site
We built a simple Wagon site which includes all the features listed above. Click here to see the code source.
Updated over 3 years ago