Job System user authentications problems

Hi All,

I have created sample job application which contain employers area,
admin area and I am using Mysql database. I have created job post area
or form via scaffold then I created authenticated area for employers
via act_as_authenticated, now I have two users when they login they
can see all posts and they can update or delete.

I want each user see his job posts, and by the way I have users table
which created by act_as_authenticated and jobs tables I have created
manually for job posts. I have added FK called users_id in jobs table
and it pointing to PK ID in users tables. When the employer fill new
job post his ID not add to the database I don't know why.

Could you please guide me to fix users authentications?

I am reading Agile Web Development with Rails book which good but it
talk about shopping cart, I have not find what I need in other book,
this is why I wrote my post here and looking for your help.


You will need to post the problem code.

My post code I called employer as you see below :

class EmployerController < ApplicationController
  before_filter :login_required

  def index
        render :action => 'list'


  # GETs should be safe (see
  verify :method => :post, :only => [ :destroy, :create, :update ],
         :redirect_to => { :action => :list }

  def list

    @job_pages, @jobs = paginate :jobs, :per_page => 10


  def show
    @job = Job.find(params[:id])

  def new
    @job =

  def create
    @job =[:job])
      flash[:notice] = 'Job was successfully created.'
      redirect_to :action => 'list'
      render :action => 'new'

  def edit
    @job = Job.find(params[:id])

  def update
    @job = Job.find(params[:id])
    if @job.update_attributes(params[:job])
      flash[:notice] = 'Job was successfully updated.'
      redirect_to :action => 'show', :id => @job
      render :action => 'edit'

  def destroy
    redirect_to :action => 'list'

This above code generated by scaffold and I have added
before_filter :login_required.

You need to make some new files.

A User model (which I think you already have) which
belongs_to :employer
An Employer model which has_many :jobs, and has_one :user
A Job Model which belongs_to :employer

The code you listed shows all your Job activies in your employer
Get all your controller code generated. I have the feeling you got a
little mixed up.


Could you please clarify it more?

1- I will add belongs_to :employer to User model
2- I do not have employer model and I have created it also I added
has_many :jobs, and has_one :user
3- I added belongs_to :employer to Job model.

Still not work it show all list for all posts, by the way do I need
create FK in my database? when I post new job i saw my FK null.

Any advices please ?

The must be user_id not users_id. That could be the problem. Look at
the output in the dev log.

It is user_id

If you are seeing all jobs for all posts you are making progress.

If your Employer model has_many :jobs than you can do something like

@first_employer = Employer.find(:first)

than in a view you can do

<% do |job| %>
<%= %> <br />
<% end %>