[rspec-users] Controller specs and Middleware on Rails

Román González romanandreg at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 13:38:32 EST 2010

Hey David,

Basically I didn't try that out. Before I received your response I just
re-defined all the actions related to authentication with warden, with a
nahive implementation of authentication to make the specs run. Not the best
solution, but it works.

Thanks anyway for the help given.


On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 1:54 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2010/2/9 Román González <romanandreg at gmail.com>:
> > Hey guys,
> > I'm having some problems on my controller specs regarding authentication.
> > Previously I was using restful_authentication on the project, but after a
> > major refactoring we changed the authentication code to
> > "Warden":http://github.com/hassox/warden (Rack Middleware
> authentication).
> > When the controller specs are executed, they fail because there is not a
> > variable on the request's env set by the Warden middleware. I've read on
> a
> > previous message that I probably should use an integration test in order
> to
> > tests this, I used cucumber and test everything successfully. However all
> my
> > legacy rspec controller tests (that depended on a current_user) are now
> > failing.
> > Is there a way to patch the rSpec controller API to include this
> middleware
> > on each test request?
> Controller specs don't go through rack in rails 2, so not really.
> There are integration specs, which wrap the rails integration test API
> so you can do anything you can do in a rails integration test. Just
> move the files over to spec/integration, convert the requests from
> "get :index" to "get 'path/to/index'"and you should be pretty much
> good to go.
> Let us know how that works out.
> Cheers,
> David
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