Persistent Sessions

Hi there,

I am trying to figure out how to have persistent sessions (with like a
month until expiration) for my users, sort of like a “remember me”
functionality but that is handled automatically on login. I am hoping I
can get some help from someone who is more experienced with Rails.

I am currently using a controller called “Sessions” to handle my session
properties.

This is what my controller looks like.

def create
@current_user = User.find_by_login_and_password(
params[:login], params[:password])

if @current_user
  session[:user_id] = @current_user.id
  if session[:return_to]
    redirect_to session[:return_to]
    session[:return_to] = nil
  else
    redirect_to links_path
  end
else
  render :action => 'new'
end

end

def destroy
session[:user_id] = @current_user = nil
end

I have surfed around the internet looking for solutions but their is no
real consistent method out there. Everyone seems to have a different
opinion on how to manage sessions/cookies. I am hoping to not have to
change my controller structure (by say installing a plug-in) and
sticking with Sessions creation.

Thank you in advance.

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 27, 2010, at 7:16 PM, Michael M. [email protected]
wrote:

properties.
redirect_to session[:return_to]
session[:user_id] = @current_user = nil
end

I have surfed around the internet looking for solutions but their is
no
real consistent method out there. Everyone seems to have a different
opinion on how to manage sessions/cookies. I am hoping to not have to
change my controller structure (by say installing a plug-in) and
sticking with Sessions creation.

Thank you in advance.

Michael, I would recommend using Authlogic because it has a method,
remember_me_for, that one can redefine in the user_session model to
set the duration of time.

Good luck,

-Conrad

Michael, I would recommend using Authlogic because it has a method,
remember_me_for, that one can redefine in the user_session model to
set the duration of time.

Good luck,

-Conrad

I look into this but I am a bit concerned about whether there will be an
overwriting or conflicts with my current models and controllers. Is is
possible to install a plugin like Authlogic or restful_authentication
with a current user and sessions model and controller? I have already
created a very basic user and session system and my users are tied in to
my voting model so I am hoping to not have to rebuild any of my
database.

If this is possible, do you know of a good tutorial for adding user
management to an existing site with a more basic user management system?

Thanks for the help.

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Michael M.
[email protected]wrote:

overwriting or conflicts with my current models and controllers. Is is
possible to install a plugin like Authlogic or restful_authentication
with a current user and sessions model and controller? I have already
created a very basic user and session system and my users are tied in to
my voting model so I am hoping to not have to rebuild any of my
database.

If this is possible, do you know of a good tutorial for adding user
management to an existing site with a more basic user management system?

Michael, I would recommend reading the docs on the use of the gem which
can
be
found here:

http://github.com/binarylogic/authlogic

Good luck,

-Conrad

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