Problems getting past authentication using functional tests

Hi,

I’m having a problem getting past the authentication mechanism in rails
using my controller functional tests.

my functional tests look like this

def test_4
$stdout.puts 'TEST 4: cookies is ’ + cookies.to_s

:user => {:id => users(:testuser).id}

cookies[:user_id] = '2222'
$stdout.puts '1. cookies is ' + cookies.to_s
get 'login/login_uid', :id => '2222'
$stdout.puts '2. cookies is ' + cookies.to_s
assert_redirected_to :controller => "admin", :action => "home"

$stderr.puts @response.to_s

end

and i expect the login controller to redirect me to “/admin/home” after
i have successfully logged in, but i keep getting a redirect back to the
login controller, “/login”, and i cant figure out what i’m doing wrong.
my only guess is that i’m not successfully putting the user id in the
cookies. can someone take a look and give me their opinion ? it would be
really appreciated.

here is the first few lines of my admin controller

class AdminController < ApplicationController
include DbHelper
before_filter :authorize, :except => [ :index, :init ]

and here is the code for my login controller


class LoginController < ApplicationController
include DbHelper

note: no filter, all methods can be accessed

def index
# get the uid for the template
#@user_id = get_uid

render :template => 'login/login'

end

def finger_uid
$stderr.puts “in ‘fingeruid’”

# get the uid
@ppid = params[:id]

# get the uid; check with the db
begin
  user = get_user_from_ppid @ppid
  #user = User.find( @user_id )
  @msg = "Existing user - " + user.nick_name + ""
rescue Exception
  # todo: determine if the exception was thrown
  # because the database is not running
  @msg = "New user"
end

render :partial => "finger_uid"

$stderr.puts "out 'fingeruid'"

end

def login_uid
# get the uid
@ppid = params[:id]

# check the uid
begin
  user = get_user_from_ppid @ppid
  $stderr.puts 'should have thrown an exception'
rescue Exception
  user = User.new;
  user.id_prod_peer = @ppid;
  user.save!;
  user.reload;
end

if user == nil
  user = User.new;
  user.id_prod_peer = @ppid;
  user.nick_name = ' '
  user.save!;
  user.reload;
end

params[:id] = user.id
# set the cookie with the id

set_uid user.id;
user.nick_name.tr! ' ',''

if user.nick_name == nil || user.nick_name.empty?
    #render :action => 'user/edit', :object => user
    flash[:notice] = 'Please enter a nickname'
    redirect_to :controller => 'user', :action => 'edit', :id => 

user.id,
:bl => ‘admin’

else
    # show the logged in page
    redirect_to :controller => 'admin', :action => 'home'
end

end

end

Jay wrote:

Hi,

I’m having a problem getting past the authentication mechanism in rails
using my controller functional tests.

Might be worth looking at integration tests instead. functional tests
aren’t really speking HTTP. They’re programmatic and focus on a dsingle
controller, integration tests are a much more full-featured ‘pretend
browser’. cookies, sessions etc etc.

Alan

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