RSpec & Devise: How to sign in users in request specs
You know that Devise offers RSpec test helpers for controller specs. However, in request specs, they will not work.
Here is a solution for request specs, adapted from the Devise wiki. We will simply use Warden's test helpers -- you probably already load them for your Cucumber tests.
First, we define
sign_out methods. These will behave just like those you know from controller specs:
module DeviseRequestSpecHelpers include Warden::Test::Helpers def sign_in(resource_or_scope, resource = nil) resource ||= resource_or_scope scope = Devise::Mapping.find_scope!(resource_or_scope) login_as(resource, scope: scope) end def sign_out(resource_or_scope) scope = Devise::Mapping.find_scope!(resource_or_scope) logout(scope) end end
Finally, load that module for request specs:
RSpec.configure do |config| config.include DeviseRequestSpecHelpers, type: :request end
Done. You can now write request specs like this:
sign_in create(:user, name: 'John Doe') visit root_path expect(page).to include('John Doe')