Problem with MyOpenID.com Simple Registration Extension

I'm having problems with Simple Registration Extension with the Ruby OpenID Login Generator. The code executes without error; but the provider apparently returns only the sreg.email field, and none of the others (e.g., sreg.gender, sreg.postcode, etc).

I'm using MyOpenID.com as the provider as they've announced support for Simple Registration Extension.

Here is the code segment from the openid_account_controller/complete method (where the user is create and the extended data is append):

# create user object if one does not exist

if @user.nil ?   registration_info = response.extension_response('sreg')   @user = User.new(:openid_url => response.identity_url)   @user.email = registration_info['email']   @user.gender = registration_info['gender']   @user.save end

The code executes without any errors. However, when I check the user table, *only* the email field is populated; the gender field is not.

Any idea what may be causing the problem? Thx,

Dondi.

Dondi wrote:

I'm having problems with Simple Registration Extension with the Ruby OpenID Login Generator. The code executes without error; but the provider apparently returns only the sreg.email field, and none of the others (e.g., sreg.gender, sreg.postcode, etc).

I'm using MyOpenID.com as the provider as they've announced support for Simple Registration Extension.

Here is the code segment from the openid_account_controller/complete method (where the user is create and the extended data is append):

# create user object if one does not exist

if @user.nil ?   registration_info = response.extension_response('sreg')   @user = User.new(:openid_url => response.identity_url)   @user.email = registration_info['email']   @user.gender = registration_info['gender']   @user.save end

The code executes without any errors. However, when I check the user table, *only* the email field is populated; the gender field is not.

Any idea what may be causing the problem? Thx,

I haven't used that generator before but presumably registration_info['gender'] is returning "" or nil.

Add something like this to your code:

if @user.nil?    registration_info = response.extension_response('sreg')    logger.debug("registration_info: #{registration_info.inspect}")

and see what the values are that are being set in the registration_info hash. Perhaps your form has some errors in it.

Thanks Michael. The problem was with my 'Login' method. I changed the following:

  def login     openid_url = @params[:openid_url]

    if @request.post?       request = consumer.begin(openid_url)

      case request.status       when OpenID::SUCCESS         #request additional profile data: email, gender, state         request.add_extension_arg('sreg','required','email, gender, postcode')         ...

To this:

  def login     openid_url = @params[:openid_url]

    if @request.post?       request = consumer.begin(openid_url)

      case request.status       when OpenID::SUCCESS         #request additional profile data: email, gender, state         unless User.find_by_openid_url(request.identity_url)           request.add_extension_arg('sreg', 'required', 'email,gender,postcode')         end       ...

The conditional request (via 'unless User.Find_...') is obviously better coding; but I'm at a loss as to why the latter works, and why the former didn't since the 'request.add_extension_arg(...)' statement is identical. ???