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59ea1b450935b9d70abfec4186b7a4d5?d=identicon&s=25 Jeff Coleman (progressions)
on 2007-02-08 20:28
I'm having trouble making my functional tests work.  I'm trying to
simulate an action performed while a user is logged in, but it only
redirects me to the signin page as if no user was logged in.

Here's my functional test:

  def test_signout_with_valid_user
    get :signout, {}, { :user => users(:jeff).id }
    assert_redirected_to home_path

The first user in my users.yml fixtures file is named jeff, with an id
of 1.

Here's my admin controller's signout method:

  before_filter :check_authentication, :except => [:signin, :show,

  def signout
    session[:user] = nil
    session[:intended_action] = nil
    redirect_to home_path

Here's my application.rb check_authentication method:

  def check_authentication
    unless session[:user]
      session[:intended_action] = params
      redirect_to signin_path

When I use the actual application, it works fine--I'm able to sign in,
sign out, everything works as expected.  But when I run the functional
test, I get:

response is not a redirection to all of the options supplied
(redirection is <{"
action"=>"signin", "controller"=>"admin"}>), difference:
<{"action"=>"index", "c

What am I doing wrong?  As far as I can tell, I'm following exactly how
it's described in Agile Web Dev v2, page 194.

Any help would be great.  Thanks!

83ca41657a99b65d99889abe712ba5e2?d=identicon&s=25 Jason Roelofs (Guest)
on 2007-02-08 20:32
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Use @request.session instead of parameters to #get.

59ea1b450935b9d70abfec4186b7a4d5?d=identicon&s=25 Jeff Coleman (progressions)
on 2007-02-08 20:35
Jason Roelofs wrote:
> Use @request.session instead of parameters to #get.
> Jason

Thanks, that worked!

Is the Agile Web Dev book outdated already?  Sigh.

2a34c68022ae45d335c77b6ffc412a2f?d=identicon&s=25 Thomas Mango (Guest)
on 2007-02-28 16:57
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is using @request.session a workaround or is that the new correct

is get :signout, {}, { :user => users(:jeff).id }  deprecated in

i had read that get :signout, {}, { :user => users(:jeff).id }  not
working was a bug and will be fixed in 1.2.3, but if i shouldn't be
using that syntax anyway because it is deprecated then i will move my
tests to the new syntax.

thank you, in advance.

On Feb 8, 2:35 pm, Jeff Coleman <>
83ca41657a99b65d99889abe712ba5e2?d=identicon&s=25 Jason Roelofs (Guest)
on 2007-03-02 20:11
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It's a bug and will (is?) fixed in Rail 1.2.3

2a34c68022ae45d335c77b6ffc412a2f?d=identicon&s=25 Thomas Mango (Guest)
on 2007-03-02 20:24
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Okay, thank you.

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