[rspec-users] Cucumber, Webrat and http basic auth

Andrew Premdas apremdas at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 09:46:08 EST 2008


Don't know if this is related, but webrat 0.3.4 introduced a bug with
redirecting which I reported at

http://webrat.lighthouseapp.com/projects/10503/tickets/67

Wonder if your problem happens with webrat 0.2?


2008/11/20 aslak hellesoy <aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 2:52 PM, kwe <kwevans at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, using latest webrat and cucumber, basic_auth is working for the
>> initial steps, just not for the redirect that follows a successful
>> 'page' creation i.e.
>>
>> redirect_to(admin_page_path(@page))
>>
>> In a Rails sense.
>>
>
> Sorry - should have read your mail more closely. Then it might be a bug.
>
> Aslak
>
>>
>> On Nov 20, 11:11 am, "aslak hellesoy" <aslak.helle... at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:32 AM, kwe <kwev... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Starting out with Cucumber and webrat and seem to be hitting a problem
>>> > with a resource protected with http basic auth.
>>>
>>> > i.e.
>>>
>>> > The following feature..
>>>
>>> > Feature: Manage Pages
>>> >  In order to add a reference pages
>>> >  As a administrator
>>> >  I want to create a page
>>>
>>> >        Scenario: Add a page
>>> >                Given I am logged in
>>> >          And I am on the new page page
>>> >                Then I should see "New page"
>>> >                When I fill in "page_title" with "Demo Page"
>>> >                And I fill in "page_summary" with "A short trip to the loo"
>>> >                And I fill in "page_body" with "A very long long long story"
>>> >                And I press "Create"
>>> >                Then I should see "Show Page: Demo Page"
>>>
>>> > with the step "Given I am logged in" defined as..
>>>
>>> > Given /^I am logged in$/ do
>>> >        basic_auth('username', 'apassword')
>>> > end
>>>
>>> > All the steps work and a record is created, but the last step fails
>>> > with a "HTTP Basic: Access denied"
>>>
>>> > test.log has a
>>>
>>> > Processing PagesController#show (for 127.0.0.1 at 2008-11-19 22:52:23)
>>> > [GET]
>>> >  Session ID:
>>> > BAh7BiIKZmxhc2hJQzonQWN0aW9uQ29udHJvbGxlcjo6Rmxhc2g6OkZsYXNo
>>> > SGFzaHsGOgtub3RpY2UiI1BhZ2Ugd2FzIHN1Y2Nlc3NmdWxseSBjcmVhdGVk
>>> > LgY6CkB1c2VkewY7BkY=--fb242e74f0776d7728d62c6224c763ed60ad7064
>>> >  Parameters: {"action"=>"show", "id"=>"1-demo-page",
>>> > "controller"=>"admin/pages"}
>>> > Filter chain halted as [:authenticate] rendered_or_redirected.
>>> > Completed in 0.00095 (1053 reqs/sec) | Rendering: 0.00081 (85%) | DB:
>>> > 0.00000 (0%) | 401 Unauthorized [http://www.example.com/admin/pages/1-
>>> > demo-page]
>>>
>>> > The :authenticate it refers to is a pretty standard..
>>>
>>> >  def authenticate
>>> >     authenticate_or_request_with_http_basic("no peeping") do |
>>> > username, password|
>>> >       username == 'username' && password == 'apassword'
>>> >     end
>>> >  end
>>>
>>> > I'm assuming it's possibly an implementation problem with webrat?!?!
>>>
>>> I added basic auth support to webrat a few weeks back, and Bryan pulled it in:http://github.com/brynary/webrat/commit/17cf56eb5e9f3872b842a43a3181c...
>>>
>>> Are you using this?
>>>
>>> Aslak
>>>
>>> > Given that the steps to fill out the form and press the create button
>>> > work fine (HTTP_AUTHORIZATION is passed in the heads for each action),
>>> > but sadly not for the redirect that follows the creation of a record.
>>>
>>> > Any ideas how I should proceed?
>>>
>>> > with thanks
>>> > Kevin
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