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Kiqr is an open-source framework for creating SaaS applications with Ruby on Rails.

If you're new to Kiqr, we strongly recommend you to start with our pre-configured app kiqr_starter.

Whats included?

  • Multi-user team/organization logic that let you share resources between users in a team


  • Ruby 2.5 or higher
  • Rails 6.1.4 or higher
  • Devise or any other authentication gem installed and configured for model User

Included dependencies

Kiqr comes bundled with some third-party Ruby Gems. These are all well tested and receives regular security updates allowing you to focus on your own code:

  • cancancan - Authorization for roles and subscription plans.
  • dry-configurable - A simple mixin to make Ruby classes configurable.
  • valid_email2 - ActiveModel validation for email. Including MX lookup and disposable email blacklist.
  • simple_form - Simple generation of forms that you can configure in your template.


Option A: Use Kiqr Starter (easy)

Head over to kiqr_starter and read the instructions there.

Option B: Adding Kiqr to an existing application (advanced)

Kiqr requires a User model to be present before beeing installed. Devise or another authentication gem is recommended.

Add the following line to your Gemfile:

gem 'kiqr'

Install dependencies

$ bundle install

Run the generators

$ rails generate kiqr::install user

The account model

Kiqr will create a default account for each user that signs up within your application. An account can have multiple users associated with it and a user can have multiple accounts.

For the current signed-in account, this helper is available globally:

Switching between accounts

When building your customized account switcher, redirect your user to the switch_account_path. For example:

<div class="dropdown-menu">
<% current_user.accounts.each do |account| %>
  <%= link_to, switch_account_path(account), method: :patch %>
<% end %>

Generate a new resource

We recommend you to put all your resources under accounts instead of users. This is to support multi-tenancy and team accounts.

$ rails generate model project account:references


Configuring routes

Kiqr ships with default routes. If you need to customize them, you should probably be able to do it through the kiqr_routes method. It accepts several options like path: and so on, including the possibility to change path names for I18n:

To rename the /account scope to /organization you can use the path: option:

kiqr_routes path: 'organization'

A list of all available default views:

Prefix Method Default URI Description
new_account_path GET /account/new Create an account
edit_account_path GET /account/edit Account settings
setup_account_path GET /account/setup Setup the default account
switch_account_path(:id) GET/PATCH /account/:id/switch Switch to another account
members_path GET /account/members List of account members (users)

Use with turbo-rails

Add the following to your Gemfile until Responders gem is published with version >= 3.0.2.

gem 'responders', git: ''


Contribution directions go here.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.