#98 ✓resolved
Jeff Wigal

Can't get TestCase to work

Reported by Jeff Wigal | April 27th, 2009 @ 08:56 PM

I'm having a heck of a time getting my tests working with Authlogic.

I put together a bare-bones rails app up and running, the only plugin I have installed is authlogic.

  • user belongs_to :site
  • site has_many :users
  • account model only has a name:string attribute

I've tried the following variations:

  • Rails 2.2.2, 2.3.2
  • Session- and ActiveRecord-based session store
  • Windows & Linux. My windows box has a very minimal gem setup (just blew it away and started from scratch last week, not related to this problem)
  • within an application with about 12 different plugins and gems, and my app with no other gems/plugins

I'm requiring test_case in my test_helper.rb file

require 'authlogic/test_case'

Here's my integration test

require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../test_helper'

class LoginLogoutTest < ActionController::IntegrationTest
  fixtures :all
  setup :activate_authlogic
  # Replace this with your real tests.

  test "can login via post" do
    get new_user_session_path
    post_via_redirect user_session_path, :login => @user.login, :password => "awesomeness"
    logger.info session.inspect
    assert_response :success
    get accounts_path
    logger.info session.inspect
    assert_response :success


  test "can login via create" do
    get new_user_session_path
    logger.info session.inspect
    get accounts_path
    logger.info session.inspect
    assert_response :success

  def setup
    site = Site.create!(:name => "booberry")
    @user = User.create!(
          :site => site,
          :first_name => "john",
          :last_name => "boy",
          :login => "jeff",
          :email => "jeff@wigaldesign.com",
          :password => "awesomeness", 
          :password_confirmation => "awesomeness")

Plugin seems to work great in production/development mode using a browser. What am I missing?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson April 27th, 2009 @ 11:00 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    You should be posting to user_sessions_path (plural). Does that fix it?

  • Steve Noyce

    Steve Noyce April 29th, 2009 @ 12:38 PM

    This sounds close to the problem I'm seeing also. Things work great in the real world, but my functional tests all fail.

    I do PersonSession.create(people(:one)) (using Person model) and nothing seems to happen. Anything that requires a login insists on redirecting to the login world.

  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson May 4th, 2009 @ 12:32 AM

    Let me update the tests in the authlogic exmaple app and see if I can reproduce the problem. I am not having any issues in the app I am currently working on, but I'll update the example app so we can all have something to play around with and compare it to.

  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson May 7th, 2009 @ 01:00 PM

    Nice, I'm at the Erector presentation. I really like webrat too.

  • Steve Noyce

    Steve Noyce May 11th, 2009 @ 01:11 PM

    I guess I'm a little concerned that I haven't gotten a bare-bones installation to work even for functional tests. (Let me know if this is a different issue than integration tests) Should it be necessary to hack in stuff from the earlier release in order to make things go?


  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson May 11th, 2009 @ 02:02 PM

    I pushed out some changes to the authlogic_example, checkout the tests and see what you think.

  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson May 11th, 2009 @ 02:20 PM

    That would be great, thanks.

  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson June 3rd, 2009 @ 03:20 AM

    Is this still an issue? Did the above method work? If so, that's an easy fix. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't params still available in 2.2? I thought params has been around since rails started.

  • Steve Noyce

    Steve Noyce June 3rd, 2009 @ 11:01 AM

    FWIW, I got things working for my functional tests using Factory Girl and creating new user objects for each test.


  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson June 3rd, 2009 @ 12:11 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “resolved”

    Good deal.

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Object based authentication solution that handles all of the non sense for you. It's as easy as ActiveRecord is with a database.

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