After installing the Devise Security Extension to add password expiration to my Devise models, I started getting the following error on an RSpec test for a controller that does not perform authentication of the user:
Failure/Error: get :index NoMethodError: undefined method `authenticate?' for nil:NilClass
After a bit of digging, I found that the helpers.rb in the gem includes an additional
before_filter that needs to be skipped:
module DeviseSecurityExtension module Controllers module Helpers extend ActiveSupport::Concern included do before_filter :handle_password_change end
So while I'm skipping
authenticate_user! in my controller, I still needed an additional:
Interestingly enough, the controller itself doesn't break, just the tests. The downside is that I'm referencing two different Devise filters/actions just to not use them.