[rspec-users] Devise: session variable is empty on session_serializer.rb#store

Daniel Salmeron Amselem daniel.amselem at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 14:26:55 EDT 2010


I've been doing some research on this problem, and I found this
discussion on Lighthouse: https://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/5645/tickets/963-request-is-nil

As it seems, this is not a problem with Rails 3 anymore, but how can I
make it work for rails 2.3.8?

On Jul 9, 2:45 pm, Daniel Salmeron Amselem <daniel.amse... at gmail.com>
wrote:
> I've been trying to test a very simple action on a controller with
> this setup:
>
> rspec 1.3.0
> ruby 1.8.7 (2009-06-12 patchlevel 174) [universal-darwin10.0]
> Rails 2.3.8
> devise 1.0.8
>
> And this is the test:
>
>     before :each do
>       @member = Factory.create(:member)
>       sign_in @member
>       @person = Person.new
>     end
>
>     it "should render form for a new person on GET people#new" do
>       current_member.should_receive(:build_person).and_return(@person)
>
>       get :new
>
>       assigns[:person].should == @person
>       response.should be_success
>       response.should render_template("new")
>     end
>
> This test creates a user, which is stored in the database with a
> correct password. Running this test results in this error:
>
> 1)
> NoMethodError in 'PeopleController Methods should render form for a
> new person on GET people#new'
> You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
> You might have expected an instance of ActiveRecord::Base.
> The error occurred while evaluating nil.[]=
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/warden-0.10.4/lib/warden/
> session_serializer.rb:25:in `store'
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/devise-1.0.8/lib/devise/test_helpers.rb:
> 73:in `sign_in'
> /Users/damselem/Documents/project/spec/controllers/
> people_controller_spec.rb:15:
>
> Finished in 0.625754 seconds
>
> 23 examples, 1 failure
>
> I wen to /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/warden-0.10.4/lib/warden/
> session_serializer.rb and I changed the file in order to print out
> some values:
>
>    def store(user, scope)
>       return unless user
>       p scope
>       p key_for(scope)
>       p user
>       p serialize(user)
>       p session
>       session[key_for(scope)] = serialize(user)
>     end
>
> When running the test again I get:
>
> :member
>
> "warden.user.member.key"
>
> Member id: 1, email: "member2 at hv_club.com", encrypted_password:
> "c79e5e4790643b284002bf6ad8045f53ff900afc", password_salt:
> "Rim9LiyKARU1SHQCWIb0", confirmation_token: nil, confirmed_at: nil,
> confirmation_sent_at: nil, reset_password_token: nil, remember_token:
> nil, remember_created_at: nil, sign_in_count: 0, current_sign_in_at:
> nil, last_sign_in_at: nil, current_sign_in_ip: nil, last_sign_in_ip:
> nil, created_at: "2010-07-09 16:45:44", updated_at: "2010-07-09
> 16:45:44"
>
> [Member(id: integer, email: string, encrypted_password: string,
> password_salt: string, confirmation_token: string, confirmed_at:
> datetime, confirmation_sent_at: datetime, reset_password_token:
> string, remember_token: string, remember_created_at: datetime,
> sign_in_count: integer, current_sign_in_at: datetime, last_sign_in_at:
> datetime, current_sign_in_ip: string, last_sign_in_ip: string,
> created_at: datetime, updated_at: datetime), 1]
>
> nil
>
> So it seems session is not initialized. Any ideas on how to fix this?
> BTW, I already contacted Jose Valim through GitHub and he recommended
> me to post my question in this group.http://github.com/plataformatec/devise/issues/issue/374
>
> Thanks.
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