Ofline OpenID Development

I am working with an app that will utilize openid as the sole
authentication
protocol. I’m using Ben Curtis’ Sample
Apphttp://www.bencurtis.com/archives/2007/07/openid-sample-application-updated/as
a framework, but only using the openID authentication for now.

I would like to be able to operate in the development environment
completely
offline, but openID relies upon the ability to authenticate via remote
authentication.

Has anyone constructed a means to authenticate locally for development
purposes. The openid tests use Mocha, but I want to be able to walk
through
the UI myself rather than stricktly relying upon the testing framework
to
walk through it for me.

e.g. - I want to boot Mongrel in dev env and signon to my application
using
an openid while being offline.

(Sure I realize that this is a bit of a violation of TDD, but as a UI
guy I
like to SEE how my users will experience the environment.) :wink:

Ideas?

Thanks, guys.


David Andrew T.
http://dathompson.blogspot.com

David Andrew T. wrote:

I am working with an app that will utilize openid as the sole
authentication protocol. I’m using Ben Curtis’ Sample App
http://www.bencurtis.com/archives/2007/07/openid-sample-application-updated/
as a framework, but only using the openID authentication for now.

I would like to be able to operate in the development environment
completely offline, but openID relies upon the ability to authenticate
via remote authentication.
Hi David,

You will probably need to setup a OpenID server on your computer. I have
never done this, but for someone to help you it would be good to mention
the platform you are developing on (Windows, Linux, OSX).

Cheers,

Anthony

If your only using the offline environment for testing, you should
probably
setup a set of mock objects to pretend to be the Openid responder. To
be
safe you’ll want a few test cases that you can run only when online to
test
changes to server interaction or protocol updates, but the majority of
your
tests can simply bump up against a mock of some kind. See the mock
seciton
of this IBM article [1] for a brief intro.

Rob

[1]
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-rails4/?ca=dgr-btw01RORTesting#N1014D

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs