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Ruby User Authentication with Rails Password Hashing and Sign In Testing Session Creation

Kevin Mulhern
Kevin Mulhern
20,374 Points

If statement for users controller breaks 2 tests

Hi, I am on the part where you have to make tests to make sure the 'new' template is rendered when the user enters blank credentials. Once I implement the if statement in the controller as shown in the video 2 of my other tests break.

here is the code for the controller:

def create
    user = User.find_by(email: params[:email])

    if user && user.authenticate(params[:password])
        session[:user_id] = user.id
        redirect_to todo_lists_path
        render action: 'new'

These are the two tests that are breaking:

1) UserSessionsController POST 'create' with correct credentials redirects to the todo list path
     Failure/Error: expect(response).to be_redirect
       expected redirect? to return true, got false
     # ./spec/controllers/user_sessions_controller_spec.rb:25:in `block (4 levels) in <top (required)>'

  2) UserSessionsController POST 'create' with correct credentials sets the user_id in the session
     Failure/Error: expect(session[:user_id]).to eq(user.id)

       expected: 1
            got: nil

       (compared using ==)
     # ./spec/controllers/user_sessions_controller_spec.rb:42:in `block (4 levels) in <top (required)>'

1 Answer

Kevin Mulhern
Kevin Mulhern
20,374 Points

Problem was in the spec file, I had created a user with a password of "treehouse1" and was posting to authenticate with "teamtreehouse1". So the if statement was never returning true when authenticate was called.