Hi guys, I am new to the forums and to Ruby on Rails as well. I am currently working on an application that requires a login form. I am using RadRails v 0.7.1 and a MySQL Server 5.0 database. I used the Salted Login Engine generator that came with RadRails to generate Login code. I also (for testing) generated using the scaffold generator a basic application. So far I got the login to work flawlessly where the user is able to login and is redirected to the main application. However, I had a problem with the following code: def login return if generate_blank @user = User.new(params[:user]) if session[:user] = User.authenticate(params[:user][:login], params[:user][:password]) # session[:user].logged_in_at = Time.now session[:user].save flash[:notice] = 'Login successful' redirect_to_stored_or_default :controller => 'admin', :action => 'list' else @login = params[:user][:login] flash.now[:warning] = 'Login unsuccessful' end end The commented out code was generating an error stating that the logged_in_at method did not exist. Is there really no such method? If so, why did the login_generator generate such code? I am also trying to another field to the login form, Company name. However, I don't know how to do this. What code am I supposed to modify in order to authenticate against company name, user name and password? Also, how do I add this into the .rhtml code? I think I need to add another field to User.authenticate, but where is this method defined? If someone can also give me a brief high level overview of how to Ruby on Rails works (how the controllers interact with the .rhtml files and with the helper files) that would be great. Any help is welcome, thanks.
on 2006-11-07 23:59