Require current_password to update user information

Rails newbie here, I have been stuck on this for two days and can’t
figure
out why its not working.
I want users to confirm/verify themselves by entering their current/old
password before any information is updated.
This is what My user_controller update action looks like
I’m currently using rails 3.2 with the basic has_secured_password
authentication that comes with it.

def update
@user = User.find(params[:id])
respond_to do |format|
if @user.update_attributes(params[:user])
format.html { redirect_to users_url, notice: “User #{@user.name}
was successfully updated.” }
format.json { head :no_content }
else
format.html { render action: “edit” }
format.json { render json: @user.errors, status:
:unprocessable_entity }
end
end
end

here’s my form view

    <% if params[:action] == "edit" %>
    <div class="field">
            <%= f.label :password %><br />
            <%= f.password_field :current_password, :placeholder =>

“current password” %>

<% end %>

<%= f.label :password, "Password" %>
<%= f.password_field :password, size: 40 %>
<%= f.label :password_confirmation, 'Confirm' %>
<%= f.password_field :password_confirmation, size: 40 %>

I’ve tried using a before_update :confirm_password in the User model,
but
it hasn’t worked.

I created a private method in the user controller
*
*

private
def password_match
@user = User.find(params[:id])
@user.authenticate(params[:current_password)
end
then call a before_filter :password_match, :only => [:update] in the
user
controller.

Can anyone help, please. Thank you.

How is your user model look like ?

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