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Came here with a similar intent to Kraig.

The below gist tracks my changes to Ryan's code that make this project Rails 4.2 + RSpec 3.2 friendly.


I came here to share the same fix as given by others. I ended up renaming my authorize method to "check_authorization" and renamed my allow, allow? etc... methods to authorize, authorize? etc...


this might help you out it's based on this tutorial as well as the comments in this thread.


No, cap deploy doesn't flush the db when you redeploy.

Suggest setting up a $5 per month instance on and creating a test application so you can experiment.


As of time of posting, 7th April 2012 ,tutorial still works fantastically on Ubuntu 12.10.

A few updates:

Delete the line in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default if you get the error bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use)

listen [::]:80 default_server

If using 12.10 or 12.04 use

rbenv bootstrap-ubuntu-12-04

Postgres can still be installed using the method noted in the tutorial, but it's being depreciated in lieu of: