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

Daniel Salmeron Amselem daniel.amselem at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 16:38:55 EDT 2010


You're right David, my fault. Than you very much for all your help.

On Jul 10, 4:32 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2010, at 3:21 PM, Daniel Salmeron Amselem wrote:
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> > On Jul 10, 3:53 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Jul 10, 2010, at 2:45 PM, Daniel Salmeron Amselem wrote:
> >>> On Jul 10, 2:31 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> On Jul 10, 2010, at 1:26 PM, Daniel Salmeron Amselem wrote:
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> >>>>> 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.
> >>>>> 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?
>
> >>>> We've got this in an app using devise with rails 2.3.5 - should work with 2.3.8.
>
> >>>>     before do
> >>>>       request.env['warden'].stub(:authenticate!) { double(User) }
> >>>>     end
>
> >>>> HTH,
> >>>> David
> >>> Thanks David, but could you explain me how should I use this before do
> >>> block in order to sign in an user?
>
> >> That's all that's in the before. It effectively signs in the user. If you have a specific user you want to use, you can do
>
> >> user = Factory(:user)
> >>   request.env['warden'].stub(:authenticate!) { user }
> > Oh, I tried that too, but then current_member doesn't work....
>
> > 1)
> > NameError in 'PeopleController Methods should render form for a new
> > person on GET people#new'
> > undefined local variable or method `current_member' for
> > #<Spec::Rails::Example::ControllerExampleGroup::Subclass_2::Subclass_2:0x10 5b57ce0>
>
> This error is on the example itself, not the application code. Is there a reference to current_member in the spec itself?
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> > /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-2.3.8/lib/action_controller/
> > test_process.rb:511:in `method_missing'
> > /Users/damselem/Documents/Harvard/WebDev/hv_club/spec/controllers/
> > people_controller_spec.rb:21:
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> > Finished in 0.543299 seconds
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> > 23 examples, 1 failure
>
> > which it seems to be available when using devise:
> >http://github.com/plataformatec/devise/tree/v1.0.8. Any idea?
> >>> I am not a very experienced Rails
> >>> developer and I tried different things like:
>
> >>> 13    before :each do
> >>> 14      # @member = Factory.create(:member)
> >>> 15      request.env['warden'].stub(:authenticate!) { double(Member) }
> >>> 16      sign_in @member
> >>> 17      @person = Person.new
> >>> 18    end
>
> >>> which throws this error:
>
> >>> RuntimeError in 'PeopleController Methods should render form for a new
> >>> person on GET people#new'
> >>> Could not find a valid mapping for
> >>> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/devise-1.0.8/lib/devise/mapping.rb:49:in
> >>> `find_scope!'
> >>> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/devise-1.0.8/lib/devise/test_helpers.rb:
> >>> 71:in `sign_in'
> >>> /Users/damselem/Documents/Harvard/WebDev/hv_club/spec/controllers/
> >>> people_controller_spec.rb:16:
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> >>> Finished in 0.437813 seconds
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> >>> 23 examples, 1 failure
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> >>> Thanks David, and sorry for asking too much about this issue.
>
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