[rspec-users] step definitons to check login

Andrew Premdas apremdas at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 18:47:27 EST 2008

Doing this for Restful-Authentication I add the following in

# Make visible for testing
ApplicationController.send(:public, :logged_in?, :current_user,

Hopefully something similar will work with Authlogic


2008/12/16 James Byrne <lists at ruby-forum.com>

> I am working with the authlogic gem and trying to create a simple login
> test from cucumber features. The feature statement is:
> Given the user is not logged in
> The step definition for this is confounding me.  In the
> application_controller the authlogic tutorial recommends the following:
> private
>    def require_user
>      unless current_user
>        store_location
>        flash[:notice] = "You must sign in to access this page"
>        redirect_to new_user_session_url
>        return false
>      end
>    end
>    def require_no_user
>      if current_user
>        store_location
>        flash[:notice] = "You must be logged out to access this page"
>        redirect_to account_url
>        return false
>      end
> As these are private methods they are not directly accessible from the
> step definitions and I am at a loss as to how to proceed.  I could
> augment the application controller with a public user_authenticated
> method:
>  def user_authenticated
>     return true if current_user
>     false
>  end
> But it seems wrong to alter the application code for no other purpose
> than to ease testing.  Is there another approach that I should be using?
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