sonnyhe2002 sonnyhe2002 - 1 year ago 83
Ruby Question

set authentication token in http header

I have been following the railscast on how to set authentication tokens

I have setup my app very well and it uses the authenticate_or_request_with_http_token method to get the token.

My problem is that I have a next app that needs to set the token in the header.
Something like:

uri = URI.parse(full_url)
http =, uri.port)
request =
request['HTTP_AUTHORIZATION'] = 'this_is_a_test_key'
response = http.request(request)

The above code is getting an access denied. I know it is easy to set custom ones like X-CUSTOM-TOKEN, but how do I set the default one?

Answer Source

The header name isn't HTTP_AUTHORIZATION and you have to set it like this set it as:

request['authorization'] = "Token token=#{token}"

To be able to use the authenticate_or_request_with_http_token method.