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Behat and HTTP Auth (and Goutte)

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 22 March 2012.
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So I've been trying out Behat for some REST testing recently and came across an interesting situation - I needed to send HTTP Auth credentials as a part of my test. Of course, there's a method for this on the Session object (setBasicAuth) but it's not implemented as a default phrase. It took me a bit to make it to the (now logcial) point that I needed to set these before I used the aoGiven I am onaa phrase to go to the page.

So, to accomplish this, I set up a custom aoGivena phrase to set them: aoGiven that I log in with ausername' and apassword'a so that my full Scenario looks like:

Scenario: Get the main Index view Given that I log in with "myuser" and "mypass" And I am on "/index/view" Then the response should contain "TextFromPageTitle"

And the code is super simple:

/** * Features context. */ class FeatureContext extends Behat\Mink\Behat\Context\MinkContext { /** * @Given /^that I log in with "([^"]*)" and "([^"]*)"$/ */ public function thatILogInWithAnd($username, $password) { $this-getSession()-setBasicAuth($username,$password); } }

Hope this helps someone else out there trying to send HTTP Auth pre-connection. I'm sure there's probably an easier way that I'm missing, but this seemed the simplest to me.