#19 ✓resolved
Nate Zobrist

:password_salt column is required

Reported by Nate Zobrist | December 31st, 2008 @ 07:53 PM

In the README.rdoc, under "Ensure proper database fields" it says:


t.string    :password_salt,         :null => false # not needed if you are encrypting your pw instead of using a hash algorithm.

Since I am using AES256 I didn't create that column in my database. But when I try to create a new user I get errors like these: undefined method password_salt_changed?' undefined methodpassword_salt='

Since the authlogic tests use AES256 you can see this problem just by commenting out line 64 in test_helper.rb


    # t.string    :password_salt

and the associated salty data in the employees.yml.

I'm not sure if the correct fix is to change the documentation or the code.

Thanks, Nate

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  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson January 1st, 2009 @ 01:21 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    Thanks for letting me know about this. Salt is never a bad thing. I made the decision a while back to use it for everything because there is no reason not to. I will update the documentation to remove that comment, but go ahead and add in the salt field.

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