Probably a silly question, but what’s the benefit of having a separate
UserId instead of have everything rely on just
For example, CanCan explicitly states that a principal may be authorized with multiple usernames (i.e. user IDs) and a single username may be shared among multiple principals.
When would that be useful? If a user’s
Principal was per-session and thus constantly changing, then I would see the point. But for most authentication schemes like Internet Identity (or Torus, which I’m using), the
Principal is stable. Same login credentials, same
If someone wanted to create a new account, they would create a new identity anchor on II, which would map to a new
Principal. How would they even associate multiple user IDs with a single
Any thoughts? Thanks.