The ownable smart contract
The Ownable contract is common smart contract access restriction pattern. In its essence the ownable smart contract allows for a single user to have "super-user" privileges in the context of this smart contract.
How it works?
Upon deployment, the user that deploys the contract is marked as "owner" in the owner variable.
The "onlyOwner" function, when executed, throws if the caller of the function is not the "owner". Put
onlyOwner into your contract methods to restrict them to the contract owner.
owner()- returns the address of the contract owner
isOwner()- return true if the Call.caller is the contract owner
onlyOwner()- throws if the Call.caller is not the contract owner
transferOwnership(newOwner: address)- transfers the ownership over a contract, to a new owner specified by the
newOwneraddress. Callable only by the owner
renounceOwnership()- Using this method, the owner of the contract can resign from his duties. Callable only by the owner.