On 8/14/06, Mohit S. [email protected] wrote:
Is there an addition to the Rails Recipe or the method in AWDWR to allow
a user to change his/ her password? I have put something together that
does all the work again - mostly because I’m not sure how to leverage on
methods like ‘password=’ that are defined in the model. Has anyone got
a ready sample that I could learn from?
In the controller:
@user = User.find(session[:user])
if request.post? && @user.update_attributes(params[:user])
flash[:notice] = “Successfully updated your password.”
redirect_to home_url && return
flash[:notice] = “There was a problem, please check for errors and
In the view:
<%= form_tag :action => controller.action_name, :id => @user%>
<label for="user_password" ><b>New Password</b>
<%= password_field :user, 'password' %></label><br />
<label for="user_password_confirmation" ><b>Password
<%= password_field :user, ‘password_confirmation’ %>
<%= submit_tag "Change Password", :class => 'submit' %>
<%= end_form_tag %>
You’ll need to tweak validations a bit to get everything to work. If you
validating the presence of other attributes on save, you’ll need to add
in before saving.
The reasoning for having a password= method is that there is no
field in the database for ActiveRecord to automatically create methods
The password attribute has to be set up manually.
You use the writer just as you’d assign a value to a model’s other
@password = pass
User.password = ‘secret’ # this line will invoke password=
pass = User.password # this line will invoke password
What problems are you running into that you have to recreate different
methods to update? You didn’t give any specifics on the problems that
are having, you just gave them for your work-arounds.