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Overriding find_for_authentication with nil-condition

Christoph Lupprich Jul 29, 2012 10:59 AM
Posted in group: Devise
I have the following problem: I want to override the find_for_authentication method to not include users who have been soft-deleted (I'm using a deleted_at timestamp field to do this). The problem is, just merging the condition hash which is used by find_for_authentication with the new condition :deleted_at => nil generates a "bad" SQL syntax, namely adding a "AND deleted_at = ''" to the query, which is obviously not "NULL" and thus doesn't find the correct records.

Anyone who stumbled over the same problem? I could, of course, move all the logic which happens in the super class to my User class, but what I've seen from the sources, there's a lot of stuff hidden behind the base implementation.

Best regards,

def self.find_for_authentication(conditions)
  super(conditions.merge(:deleted_at => nil))

 # Yields a SQL query like SELECT "users".* FROM "users" WHERE "users"."email" = '' AND "users"."deleted_at" = 'IS NULL' LIMIT 1