[rspec-users] post authentication token

Zach Dennis zach.dennis at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 08:47:16 EDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Mark Thomson <mark.thomson at ieee.org> wrote:
> Hmm, thanks. Still not sure if I'm diagnosing my problem correctly. Just to
> be clear, I don't have any user authentication going on, just a regular
> Rails button_to call. I tried installing webrat and put "visits '/' " in my
> "given" step and "clicks_button" in my "when" step. However I get an error
> from my_story.rb - "No such file or directory - open
> tmp/webrat-12233801950.html.
> Presumably my issue would also apply in posting a form in a regular Rails
> integration test. The example on pp207-208 of AWDR  doesn't suggest that
> anything needs to be done in a post call to achieve session authentication.
> And I see here -
> http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/RequestForgeryProtection/ClassMethods.html#M000693
> that forgery protection is actually turned off in testing - which I've
> confirmed in my config/environments/test.rb. So maybe I have some other
> problem causing my response test to fail. Any other suggestions would be
> appreciated.

Have you looked at your log/test.log file to see if there are any
exceptions being thrown? Or at least to see what is being rendered,
perhaps you're hitting a path you don't intend.

Zach Dennis

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