[Catalyst] Testing OpenID Logins + more

Tomas Doran bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Wed Sep 2 17:48:03 GMT 2009

On 1 Sep 2009, at 04:43, fREW Schmidt wrote:
> I'd really like to start testing my controllers, and I wished I'd  
> started sooner, but oh well.  The biggest barrier at this point is  
> the login system.  It uses OpenID for auth, which is where the hard  
> stuff comes from.

Why bother with the complexity when testing if it isn't the OpenID  
stuff your testing specifically.

I'd arrange for the relevant tests to supply a custom config file (I  
do this by mangling MYAPP_CONFIG env variable in the tests, although  
I'm sure there are more elegant solutions)..

You can then change the authentication config to use different auth  
modules (for example authenticating a hard-coded list of test users  
with known roles) for the purposes of testing your controllers.

You still want to do _some_ testing of login / logout etc, but there  
is no point in jumping through hoops for _all_ of your controller  

Hope this helps.


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