Hey there, I am needing to stub a 'current_user' method in an Rspec/capybara request spec. The method is defined in ApplicationController and is using helper_method. The method should simply return a user id. Alternatively, I could fix my problem by setting 'session[:user_id]' in the spec (which is what 'current_user' returns)... but that doesn't seem to work either. Are either of these possible? Thanks!!!
on 2011-09-25 08:50
on 2011-09-25 09:16
On Sep 16, 2011, at 12:33 PM, mattf wrote: > Are either of these possible? Thanks!!! > _______________________________________________ > rspec-users mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/rspec-users Capybara was designed to force the dev to build true request specs. Meaning, you cannot tamper with cookies, request headers, etc. directly. You have to go through the app - clicking links, visiting paths, etc. So, you're going to have to go to the authentication page and login before hitting the pages you actually want to test.