Form always submitting requests using GET

Dear all,

[Apologies for a rather newbie question]. I have been seeing some rather weird behaviour with my Rails setup (2.3.5) since yesterday. I installed AuthLogic for authentication, and tested a basic login page with it on my development machine; it ran fine. On my production Linux server, though, submitting the login form doesn’t work right - Rails sees the POST request as a GET request and so tries to display the wrong page.

The sessions are handled in the user_sessions class, with the following added to the routing:

map.login “login”, :controller => “user_sessions”, :action => “new”

map.logout “logout”, :controller => “user_sessions”, :action => “destroy”

map.resources :user_sessions

The relevant sections in the user_sessions_controller are:

def new

@user_session =


def create

@user_session =[:user_session])


  flash[:notice] = "Login successful!"

  uri = session[:original_uri]   #This was set in the authorize method that's called using a :before_filter

  session[:original_uri] = nil

  redirect_to(uri || root_url)


  flash[:error] = "Incorrect Email/Password!"

  render :action => :new



The user_sessions/new form is:

<% form_for @user_session do |f| %>

<%= flash[:error] %>

<%= f.label :email %>

<%= f.text_field :email %>

<%= f.label :password %>

<%= f.password_field :password %>

<%= f.submit “Login” %>

<% end %>

The rendered form in HTML starts with:

… which is as expected, with the method set to POST.

And all this works fine on the development machine. I get this in the log:

Processing UserSessionsController#create (for at 2010-10-08 19:05:20) [POST]

Parameters: {“commit”=>“Login”, “user_session”=>{ “password”=>“precisely”, “email”=>“”}, “authenticity_token”=>“x1agQNW4O3qtP7L3ifif6Ih4/jP/pWDP73QM4DD7gS4=”}

On production, though, submitting the email/password shows this in the log file:

Processing UserSessionsController#index (for at 2010-10-08 18:37:04) [GET]

ActionController::UnknownAction (No action responded to index. Actions: available_languages, convert_date, create, current_language, destroy, and new):

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/rack/request_handler.rb:92:in `process_request’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/abstract_request_handler.rb:207:in `main_loop’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/rack/application_spawner.rb:120:in `run’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/rack/application_spawner.rb:65:in `spawn_application’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/utils.rb:252:in `safe_fork’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/rack/application_spawner.rb:58:in `spawn_application’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/rack/application_spawner.rb:41:in `spawn_application’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/spawn_manager.rb:150:in `spawn_application’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/spawn_manager.rb:278:in `handle_spawn_application’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/abstract_server.rb:352:in `send

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/abstract_server.rb:352:in `main_loop’

/opt/passenger-2.2.15/lib/phusion_passenger/abstract_server.rb:196:in `start_synchronously’

Rendering /www/apps/releases/20101008104549/public/404.html (404 Not Found)

Note the [GET] - I see a POST in the same position on my development machine, and it calls the create action as expected. No matter what I do, I can’t get the form on the production server to return a POST request. Has anyone any insights into this? Any help will be much appreciated.