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

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 16:47:09 EDT 2010


On Jul 10, 2010, at 3:38 PM, Daniel Salmeron Amselem wrote:
> You're right David, my fault. Than you very much for all your help.

You got it working then?

> 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:
>>> 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:
>> 
>>>>>>> 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?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> /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:
>> 
>>> Finished in 0.543299 seconds
>> 
>>> 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:
>> 
>>>>> Finished in 0.437813 seconds
>> 
>>>>> 23 examples, 1 failure
>> 
>>>>> Thanks David, and sorry for asking too much about this issue.
>> 
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