Setting sessions in controller testing

Hi Guys,

I’m writing some controller tests in rspec and one of them needs a session to be set. Does anyone know how to set a session in rails tests?

Hello muchira,

Are you using devise gem for login ?

If it is a normal controller or non-Webkit test, you can access the controller variable directly (I think with @controller), so you can just set session vars directly like:

@controller.session[:current_user] = @my_user

If you are writing a capybara webkit test, you don’t have direct access to the same ruby environment where the session runs, but you can use this excellent gem to access it:

If you’re using devise, there’s patterns for doing this both in and out of webkit. Checkout this for an explanation: