[rspec-users] Rack::Test + cookies + rspec

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 09:12:04 EDT 2010

On Apr 16, 2010, at 8:07 AM, Nicholas Wieland wrote:

> Hi *,
> I need to test cookie creation with rspec and using Rack::Test, but for some reason I'm not able to pair the real app that creates a cookie with the rspec tests.
> The spec is like this:
>  it "should authenticate using cookies" do
>    user = Factory.create :user
>    remember_token = Charon.make_remember_token
>    set_cookie "warden=#{ remember_token }"
>    user.update :remember_token => remember_token
>    post '/authenticate'
>    last_request.env[ 'warden' ].should be_authenticated
>  end
> Inside the main app I set the cookie like:
>  if !request.cookies[ 'warden' ]
>    response.set_cookie( 'warden', :value => env[ 'warden' ].user.remember_token )
>  end
> I can clearly see it works when testing manually. For some reasons, the rspec cookie is different than the one set by the app.
> Is someone trying something similar and can share some code ? I think that the problem is in Rack::Test but I'm not sure and I'm not able prove it.

What versions of rails, rspec, rspec-rails, ruby, etc?

Where does this spec live?

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