The One Where Devise Validations Are Customized
The situation: You use Devise, and want to make emails optional because you login via username and why bother with emails?
Or maybe you want to be able to re-use email addresses as logins, say across subdomains. Or even multiple email addresses?
Your problem: Devise validatable hates on this and laughs are your attempts.
Keep the sweet Devise format validations, and customize devise validations by rolling your own
First, remove the :validatable argument from the devise method
devise :database_authenticatable, :token_authenticatable
Then, you’ll need to implement your own validations. Depending on your intentions, either include or exclude
validates_uniqueness_of :email, :case_sensitive => false, :allow_blank => true, :if => :email_changed? validates_format_of :email, :with => Devise.email_regexp, :allow_blank => true, :if => :email_changed? validates_presence_of :password, :on=>:create validates_confirmation_of :password, :on=>:create validates_length_of :password, :within => Devise.password_length, :allow_blank => true
I know the above looks vaguely familiar… say: what you used to write all the time before Devise kicked in. But look at the devise validatable source – this is all it’s doing anyway.
To allow email re-use across accounts, add
:scope=>:accont_id on the uniqueness validation.
Also cool: use the
Devise.password_length to get good email validations.