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Introduce (in /Users/jeremy/rails/git/trunk) to output a crytographic…

…ally secure secret key for use with cookie sessions.

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1 parent 887870f commit 70117b02949ccd724735aec8f4f19db4171e9e05 @jeremy jeremy committed Dec 15, 2007
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  1. +3 −0 actionpack/lib/action_controller/session/cookie_store.rb
  2. +2 −0 railties/CHANGELOG
  3. +9 −1 railties/lib/tasks/misc.rake
@@ -34,6 +34,9 @@
# defaults to 'SHA1' but may be any digest provided by OpenSSL,
# such as 'MD5', 'RIPEMD160', 'SHA256', etc.
+# To generate a secret key for an existing application, run
+# `rake generate:secret` and set the key in config/environment.rb
# Note that changing digest or secret invalidates all existing sessions!
class CGI::Session::CookieStore
# Cookies can typically store 4096 bytes.
@@ -1,5 +1,7 @@
+* Introduce `rake generate:secret` to output a crytographically secure secret key for use with cookie sessions. #xxxx [update from Trac]
* Fixed that local database creation should consider local #9026 [parcelbrat]
* Fixed that functional tests generated for scaffolds should use fixture calls instead of hard-coded IDs #10435 [boone]
@@ -1,4 +1,12 @@
task :default => :test
task :environment do
require(File.join(RAILS_ROOT, 'config', 'environment'))
+require 'rails_generator/secret_key_generator'
+namespace :generate do
+ desc 'Generate a crytographically secure secret key. This is typically used to generate a secret for cookie sessions. Pass a unique identifier to the generator using ID="some unique identifier" for greater security.'
+ task :secret do
+ puts['ID']).generate_secret
+ end

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