Forum: Ruby on Rails login system - user password being updated

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Stephen F. (Guest)
on 2009-04-26 19:10
I am developing a small site. The login system works fine and I am using
the sha1 hashing alg to hash passwords. I have an admin side that can
enable or disable users. The problem seems to lie in the disable
(destroy) method. When I disable a user, it updates the password to a
new password so when the user is re-enabled, I get an "invalid
username/password" error and I have to reset the password. I cant see
why it is doing this.

My destroy method is :

  def destroy
    @user = User.find(params[:id])
    if @user.update_attribute(:enabled, false)
      flash[:notice] = "User disabled"
    else
      flash[:error] = "There was a problem disabling this user."
    end
    redirect_to :action => 'show'
  end

Anyone any ideas?
Stephen F. (Guest)
on 2009-04-26 20:04
I ended up kinda working it out. I now just reset the password and email
the link to the user. Not 100% ideal but it works!
Colin L. (Guest)
on 2009-04-26 20:35
(Received via mailing list)
Are you saying that after the update_attribute the password field is
also
changed?  If so do you have some sort of filter that might be running
and
changing it?  Possibly you could put debugger traps at each point you
change
the password and check it is not getting there.  Also have a look in the
log
to see what sql is being executed and if there are any unexpected write
queries.
Colin

2009/4/26 Stephen F. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
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