El 14/2/2009, a las 21:56, James B. firstname.lastname@example.org
For the time being, though, looks like the only way to get my
variables. Since you can set these outside your application code then
HTTP_X_FORWARDED_SSL = ?on?
As I wrote, I have not tested any of this.
I haven’t (yet) tested it either, but from looking at the Rails source
code it looks like you could be right. The “ssl?” method is defined in
actionpack/lib/action_controller/request.rb as follows:
# Is this an SSL request?
@env['HTTPS'] == 'on' || @env['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO'] ==
That’s in ActionController::Request, which
ActionController::TestRequest inherits from (see vendor/rails/
actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_process.rb). So you would think
that setting the environment variable should indeed work.
Further snooping in the source (actionpack/lib/action_controller/
integration.rb) shows that while using integration tests, at least,
you should also be able to do a “session.https!” to indicate that
you’re simulating an HTTPS request. So in Cucumber stories that should
work too (I gather that Cucumber just wraps Rails’ built-in
[Goes off to test if this actually works…]
Ok, so I tried just sticking an “ENV[‘HTTPS’] = ‘on’” in my spec/
spec_helper.rb file and re-running my spec suite. Looks like this is
not enough in itself, as I got about 77 spec failures, all of them
apparently caused by “ssl?” returning false and producing unwanted
It appears that setting ENV in spec/spec_helper.rb has no effect on
the @env instance variable inside ActionController::AbstractRequest.
Setting it “sooner” (ie. from the command line with “HTTPS=on rake
spec”) is evidently not the solution either. I’ll need to pore over
the labyrinthine source code a little more to figure out exactly how
and where @env is getting set up.
Ok… had to dig a little bit outside of Rails, into the Rack gem
installed on the system, to find out where @env is getting set up.
Looks like it’s getting passed in as a parameter to
Rack::Request.initialize, but looks like it’s not coming from the
environment, and the backtrace I get is totally useless (only one
frame in it!). So I guess I’m going to put further investigation on