Developing with SSL

I've recently modified a site to use SSL for some of the pages, and I
have it working on the production box. However, in my development
environment, I'm using RadRails on Windows, which provides a Mongrel
server for development. Since this setup doesn't support SSL, I can no
longer exercise the site fully in my development environment.

Is there a way to support SSL within the RadRails/Mongrel environment?
I don't think it uses Apache at all.

I could set up an Apache+Mongrel setup on my dev box to mirror the
production box setup... is that the way to go? (I was hoping to avoid
that extra complexity, but maybe I should stop resisting...)

thank,

Michael Slater
www.mslater.com

I have SSL enabled for production mode, but disabled in development/
test modes.

# in application.rb

# Force https usage for all links and redirects
# Only do this in production mode, though, because localhost
# probably doesn't have SSL enabled
  if %w(production demo).include?(ENV['RAILS_ENV'])
    def default_url_options(options)
      { :protocol => 'https://' }
    end
  end

Does this help?

  -- Wes

Hi Wes,
wesgarrison wrote:

# in application.rb

# Force https usage for all links and redirects
# Only do this in production mode, though, because localhost
# probably doesn't have SSL enabled
if %w(production demo).include?(ENV['RAILS_ENV'])
   def default_url_options(options)
     { :protocol => 'https://' }
   end
end

Does this help?

I meant to get back to you sooner and thank you for this after you suggested it last week. It was exactly what I needed. There's another approach that was suggested on the deploy list but it involved changes both in the app and on the server. I like this better since it puts everything in the app and I could also extend it to conditionally apply to specific controller / actions.

Thanks much. It really helped me.

Best regards,
Bill