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Re: [ruby-81] RETRY: rails rspec integration_tests and http authentication

From: Al C.
Sent on: Saturday, March 2, 2013 10:12 PM
Looks like you would have to call the authorize method on page.driver.browser, because not all drivers support HTTP Basic Authentication:


On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM, Jon Seidel <[address removed]> wrote:

(No idea why the formatting was wierd - looked fine on my end. Hope this is better)


I am using Rspec 2 and capybara and defined the basic integration test, i.e.

describe "EeRequisitions" do

describe "GET /ee_requisitions" do

it "works! (now write some real specs)" do

get ee_requisitions_path

response.status.should be(200)




Since the app uses HTTP basic authentication and since capybara says it includes Rack::Test, I expected that adding the line:

authorize 'user', 'password'

would handle it (I've since lost the stackoverflow post that told me that). Unfortunately it didn't - it kept throwing a 'method not found' error. I finally found the solution in a comment to this post: Rails/Rspec Make tests to pass with http basic authentication where Matt Connelly pointed me to this gist: which finally solved my problem.

So what I do now is call the function (defined in spec/support/auth_helper.rb)


and replace this line:

get ee_requistitions_path


get ee_requisitions_path, {}, @env

However, I'm still wondering why the Rack::Test approach failed as it seems to have worked for

others. Any suggestions on where to look for greater understanding would be appreciated as this is

Thanks much...jon

Jon Seidel, CMC®

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