Tests and login_engine


#1

Hi there,
I just started writing tests today after some months of using rails
(slap wrists).
I seem to be getting the hang of things, but I’m hitting a wall when it
comes to functional_testing pages protected by login_engine/user_engine.

all my assertions come back with:
Expected response to be a <:success>, but was <302>

Is there a way I can login from within a test?

thanks

dorian


I do things for love or money


#2

The simplest way to ‘login’ when you are testing a protected
controller is to put a user in the session as part of your setup
method, i.e.

class PithyCartoonTest < Test::Unit::TestCase

def setup
  @controller = SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGoController.new
  @request = ActionController::TestRequest.new
  @response = ActionController::TestResponse.new

  session[:user] = users(:chiro)
end

def test_should_be_able_to_summon_the_power_primate
  get 'team_member', :name => 'antauri'
  assert_response :success
 # and so on....

end

Another good idea is defining a login method in your test_helper.rb
which does a similar thing.

HTH

  • james

On 4/28/06, Dorian M. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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#3

Dorian M. <loaf@…> writes:

Hi there,
I just started writing tests today after some months of using rails
(slap wrists).
I seem to be getting the hang of things, but I’m hitting a wall
when it comes
to functional_testing pages


I do things for love or money

Hi Dorian,

What I did (not staying entirely DRY) was to copy all of the *.yml-files
from
/vendor/plugins/user_engine/test/fixtures to /test/fixtures and then add
fixtures :users, :roles, :users_roles (and other fixtures you need) to
the test
cases that need authentication.

This ensures that user data is loaded for each test, and makes you able
to add:

def setup

@request.session[:user] = User.find(1)
end

  • to each test case, which will “authenticate” you as the administrator
    (with
    id=1) for all your tests.

Best regards,
Casper F.