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
  # ...

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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Article Topic:Software Development - Ruby / Rails

Date:November 09, 2015