[rspec-users] How to stub ApplicationController method in request spec
jko170 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 03:02:01 EDT 2011
On Sep 16, 2011, at 12:33 PM, mattf wrote:
> Hey there,
> I am needing to stub a 'current_user' method in an Rspec/capybara
> request spec. The method is defined in ApplicationController and is
> using helper_method. The method should simply return a user id.
> Alternatively, I could fix my problem by setting 'session[:user_id]'
> in the spec (which is what 'current_user' returns)... but that doesn't
> seem to work either.
> Are either of these possible? Thanks!!!
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Capybara was designed to force the dev to build true request specs. Meaning, you cannot tamper with cookies, request headers, etc. directly. You have to go through the app - clicking links, visiting paths, etc.
So, you're going to have to go to the authentication page and login before hitting the pages you actually want to test.
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