Drop-in upgrade of legacy devise-specs gem. Generates the Devise acceptance tests for Rails 6+.

gem install devise_specs -v 0.0.7



Drop-in upgrade of legacy devise-specs gem.

devise_specs is a Rails generator that adds the Devise authentication acceptance tests when you run the devise generator. The tests are RSpec feature specs containing Factory Bot or Fabrication fixture replacement methods and Capybara actions.

Generated feature specs test the following features:

  • Registration
  • Login
  • Logout
  • Password reset

Works with Rails 6+.


Make sure devise_specs, devise, rspec-rails, capybara and fixture replacement gems are added to the Gemfile:

gem 'devise'

group :development do
  gem 'devise_specs'

group :test do
  gem 'capybara'

group :development, :test do
  gem 'rspec-rails'
  gem 'factory_bot_rails' # or: gem 'fabrication'

and then run bundle install.


Generate the RSpec configuratoin files:

$ bundle exec rails generate rspec:install

Generate the Devise configuration files and follow the setup instructions to define the default url options, root route and flash messages:

$ bundle exec rails generate devise:install

Configure the Action Mailer URL options for the test environment using the following line in config/environments/test.rb:

config.action_mailer.default_url_options = { host: 'localhost', port: 3001 }

Add the authentication links to the layout in app/views/layouts/application.html.erb, user_signed_in? should be admin_signed_in? if your Devise model is Admin:

    <%= stylesheet_pack_tag 'application', media: 'all', 'data-turbolinks-track': 'reload' %>
    <%= javascript_pack_tag 'application', 'data-turbolinks-track': 'reload' %>

    <p class='notice'><%= notice %></p>
    <p class='alert'><%= alert %></p>
    <ul class="hmenu">
      <%= render 'devise/menu/account_items' %>
    <%= yield %>

In app/views/devise/menu/_account_items.html.erb, please add:

<% if user_signed_in? %>
  <%= link_to('Edit registration', edit_user_registration_path) %>
  <%= link_to('Sign out', destroy_user_session_path, method: :delete) %>        
<% else %>
    <%- if controller_name != 'sessions' %>
      <%= link_to 'Sign in', new_session_path(resource_name) %>
    <% end %>
    <%- if devise_mapping.registerable? && controller_name != 'registrations' %>
      <%= link_to 'Create an account', new_registration_path(resource_name) %><br />
    <% end %>
<% end %>

In app/views/devise/shared/_links.html.erb, verify you only have the following:

<%- if devise_mapping.recoverable? && controller_name != 'passwords' && controller_name != 'registrations' %>
  <%= link_to 'Forgot your password?', new_password_path(resource_name) %><br />
<% end %>

<%- if devise_mapping.confirmable? && controller_name != 'confirmations' %>
  <%= link_to "Didn't receive confirmation instructions?", new_confirmation_path(resource_name) %><br />
<% end %>

<%- if devise_mapping.lockable? && resource_class.unlock_strategy_enabled?(:email) && controller_name != 'unlocks' %>
  <%= link_to "Didn't receive unlock instructions?", new_unlock_path(resource_name) %><br />
<% end %>

<%- if devise_mapping.omniauthable? %>
  <%- resource_class.omniauth_providers.each do |provider| %>
    <%= link_to "Sign in with #{OmniAuth::Utils.camelize(provider)}", omniauth_authorize_path(resource_name, provider) %><br />
  <% end %>
<% end %>

In app/views/devise/sessions/new.html.erb, add:

<h2>Sign in</h2>

<%= form_for(resource, as: resource_name, url: session_path(resource_name)) do |f| %>
  <div class="field">
    <%= f.label :email %><br />
    <%= f.email_field :email, autofocus: true, autocomplete: 'email' %>

  <div class="field">
    <%= f.label :password %><br />
    <%= f.password_field :password, autocomplete: 'current-password' %>

  <% if devise_mapping.rememberable? %>
    <div class="field">
      <%= f.check_box :remember_me %>
      <%= f.label :remember_me %>
  <% end %>

  <div class="actions">
    <%= f.submit 'Sign in' %>
<% end %>

<%= render 'devise/shared/links' %>

In app/views/devise/registrations/new.html.erb, add:

<h2>Create your Account</h2>

<%= form_for(resource, as: resource_name, url: registration_path(resource_name)) do |f| %>
  <%= render 'devise/shared/error_messages', resource: resource %>

  <div class="field">
    <%= f.label :email %><br />
    <%= f.email_field :email, autofocus: true, autocomplete: 'email' %>

  <div class="field">
    <%= f.label :password %>
    <% if @minimum_password_length %>
    <em>(<%= @minimum_password_length %> characters minimum)</em>
    <% end %><br />
    <%= f.password_field :password, autocomplete: 'new-password' %>

  <div class="field">
    <%= f.label :password_confirmation %><br />
    <%= f.password_field :password_confirmation, autocomplete: 'new-password' %>

  <div class="actions">
    <%= f.submit 'Create Account' %>
<% end %>

<%= render 'devise/shared/links' %>


Specs are created automatically when you generate a Devise model, e.g. User:

$ bundle exec rails generate devise User
      invoke  specs
        gsub    spec/rails_helper.rb
      insert    spec/factories/users.rb
      create    spec/support/factory_bot.rb
      create    spec/support/devise.rb
      create    spec/features/user_signs_up_spec.rb
      create    spec/features/user_signs_in_spec.rb
      create    spec/features/user_signs_out_spec.rb
      create    spec/features/user_resets_password_spec.rb

If a Devise model is already present, run the devise:specs generator directly:

$ bundle exec rails generate devise:specs User

Run the migrations:

$ rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=test

Make sure the specs pass:

$ rspec spec/features

Finished in 0.93371 seconds (files took 1.88 seconds to load)
9 examples, 0 failures


Visit the Relish docs for all the available features and legacy examples of the generated feature specs.


gsub spec/rails_helper.rb

Uncomments the line that auto-requires all files in the support directory.

insert spec/fabricators/*_fabricator.rb

Adds email and password attributes to the fabricator.

insert spec/factories/*.rb

Adds email and password attributes to the factory.

create spec/support/factory_bot.rb

Includes FactoryBot::Syntax::Methods into RSpec config to avoid prefacing Factory Bot methods with FactoryBot.

create spec/support/devise.rb

Includes Devise integration test helpers into feature specs.

create spec/features/*_spec.rb

Generates a corresponding feature spec.


Install Ruby, development tools, Nokogiri, SQLite and JavaScript runtime system dependencies.

On Ubuntu/Mint/Debian:

$ apt-get install ruby-full build-essential zlib1g-dev libsqlite3-dev nodejs

Install development dependencies with bundle install and run the tests:

$ bundle exec rake


MIT License