Jacy Wang

Ruby on Rails Developer/Digital Analyst


How do we save password to the database in rails?

First, add has_secure_password method to the User model which will allow us to save the password through “one-way hash”, meaning the hash of the password strings will each turn into long, undecipherable tockens.

Second, add a new column password_digest to the users table to save the password token. The password string should never be stored in the application and they can only be digested. If you register at a site and they send you your password in plain text, do not trust the site.

Then make sure gem bcrypt-ruby installed.

After the three steps, virtual attributes password and password_confirmation and authenticate() method can be used in our app.

When user.authenticate(password) is true, it will return the user object. Otherwise, it will return false.