Tag: authentication

Rails + Devise and remember_me (rememberable) by default

I've wanted to add an automatic remember_me for Devise by default (without a checkbox). First I've tried to do something like this:

def create
  params[:user].merge!(remember_me: true)

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work. I have a rememberable strategy included in my User model, but still, remember_user_token cookie was not created. I don't know why, even with remember_me option provided, it sets it to false. The easiest (and working) way to fix this, is to overwrite remember_me method, so it will always return true value.

# User of our portal
class User < ActiveRecord::Base

  devise :database_authenticatable, 
    :trackable, :encryptable, :confirmable, :recoverable,
    :registerable, :validatable, :lockable, :rememberable

  # @return [Boolean] user should be remembered when he logs in (with cookie)
  #   so he won't be asked to login again
  def remember_me

To be honest I didn't have time to investigate it more deeply, so maybe there's a better solution but this one works. After that, remember_user_token cookie is created and the session isn't lost after user closes his browser.


As Christoph mentioned in one of the comments, this is the "official" way to do this: , so probably there's no better way ;)

Using Savon Rb to communicate with SOAP client (http basic authentication and no WSDL file)

Most of the time, when we connect to webservices via SOAP (via SOAP! via SOAP! ;)), we have a WSDL file either local or downloaded from a server. But sometimes we need to connect to SOAP server which does not have this file and it is secured with http basic authentication.

To communicate with SOAP I use Savon Rb. It is easy and relatively fast. However in documentation there is nothing about communication with http basic authentication protected resources.

Although setting things up is really easy. First authentication:

@soap_client = Savon::Client.new do
  # Set basic authorization
  http.auth.basic "user_name", "password"

and non-wsdl connection:

@soap_client = Savon::Client.new do
  wsdl.endpoint = "http://service.example.com"
  wsdl.namespace = "http://v1.example.com"

and that's all. Now we can execute remote method like this:

@soap_client.request :get_items

or with params:

@last_response = @soap_client.request :get_items do
  soap.body = {
    :param_1 => "value_1",
    :param_2 => "value_2",

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