[rspec-users] step definitons to check login

Zach Dennis zach.dennis at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 18:52:11 EST 2008


On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 6:47 PM, Andrew Premdas <apremdas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Doing this for Restful-Authentication I add the following in
> features/support/env.rb
>
> # Make visible for testing
> ApplicationController.send(:public, :logged_in?, :current_user,
> :authorized?)

Why do you need these available for cucumber scenarios?


>
> Hopefully something similar will work with Authlogic
>
> Andrew
>
> 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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