Session Not Persisting Through OAuth Or OmniAuth Callback In Rails
Posted by Weston Ganger
I was setting up omniauth for Github I was trying to set some session variables before the authorization. Unfortunately my session was being destroyed and my variables were gone. After digging into it a little bit I found out that its the
verify_authenticity_token method which rails requires by default or in your application controller.
All you need to do is skip the before_filter in your session controller.
# app/controllers/session_controller.rb class SessionsController < ApplicationController skip_before_filter :verifify_authenticity_token # ... end
Only do this in the session controller and even restrict to specific actions if you can. Do not skip this in your application controller though because its a security feature.
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