[rspec-users] How do I mock out the before :login_required method?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 17:08:36 EST 2008

On Feb 13, 2008 6:52 AM, Max Williams <toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm having a similar problem - my application controller has the UserSystem
> module included, and that's where the login_required method lives.  In a
> spec for another controller, which has before_filter :login_required, i'm
> trying to stub the login_required method to just return true, but i think my
> problem is that i'm calling it on the class instead of an instance of
> ApplicationController:
> ApplicationController.stub!("login_required").and_return(true)
> Looking at my log file, the :login_required filter is still failing, so it
> looks like my stub has missed its target.  How do i call it on the actually
> controller?  I've seen in another thread that "I can get the controller from
> my specs" but i don't know exactly what's meant by that.

There is a method named controller that you can call to access the
controller from within the spec:

controller.stub!(:whatever ....)


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