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Rails 3 subdomain validation (ActiveModel::EachValidator)


# subdomain_validator.rb (place in your lib/ or extra/ load path)
class SubdomainValidator < ActiveModel::EachValidator
  def validate_each(object, attribute, value)
    return unless value.present?
    reserved_names = %w(www ftp mail pop smtp admin ssl sftp)
    reserved_names = options[:reserved] if options[:reserved]
    if reserved_names.include?(value)
      object.errors[attribute] << 'cannot be a reserved name'
    object.errors[attribute] << 'must have between 3 and 63 letters' unless (3..63) === value.length
    object.errors[attribute] << 'cannot start or end with a hyphen' unless value =~ /^[^-].*[^-]$/i                                                                                                    
    object.errors[attribute] << 'must be alphanumeric; A-Z, 0-9 or hyphen' unless value =~ /^[a-z0-9\-]*$/i

# And in your model
validates  :subdomain, :presence   => true,
                       :uniqueness => true,
                       :subdomain  => true

# Or with your own reserved names
validates  :subdomain, :presence   => true,
                       :uniqueness => true,
                       :subdomain  => { :reserved => %w(foo bar) }

For more on creating custom Rails 3 validators, check our Ryan Bates’s screencast on the topic.

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