#150 new
Jurand

Security improvement

Reported by Jurand | October 3rd, 2009 @ 06:26 PM

Currently, there is no possibility to set "SECURE" and "HTTPONLY" flags to Authlogic's session cookie. To do this I had to monkey patch Authlogic plugin. Such a feature will be very handy. Below is my monkey patch:

module Authlogic
module Session

module Cookies
  module InstanceMethods
    def save_cookie
      controller.cookies[cookie_key] = {
        :value => "#{record.persistence_token}::#{record.send(record.class.primary_key)}",
        :expires => remember_me_until,
        :domain => controller.cookie_domain,
        :secure => true,
        :httponly => true
      }
    end
  end
end

end end

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Peter Lyons

    Peter Lyons November 15th, 2010 @ 11:53 PM

    • Milestone order changed from “0” to “0”

    Any update on this over a year later? I have this exact same need. Jurand, could you tell me exactly where you inserted that monkey patch code?

  • David Reese

    David Reese November 15th, 2010 @ 11:58 PM

    Peter, just add it as a file in the config/initializers/ directory. (generally a great place for monkey patches!) It will get picked up & monkey-patches correctly from there.

  • David Reese

    David Reese November 15th, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

    Ah, and I did one of these:

    :secure => RAILS_ENV == 'production'

    which makes things easier in development

  • Peter Lyons

    Peter Lyons November 16th, 2010 @ 12:27 AM

    Thanks for the tips, David. I was able to get it working! On the same note, any idea how to set these same 2 flags for the main rails session cookie?

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