Add terms & conditions validation to Omniauth IdentityApril 12th, 2012Cristiano Betta1 minute read

Omniauth Identity is a great identity provide that shipped with Omniauth 1.0 it can be a bit simple at times. I wanted to add a simple terms and conditions check on signup to my registration form and this is what I came up with.

For this example I assume you already have a Omniauth Identity setup much like explained in this Railscast.

Step 1 - app/views/identities/new.html.erb

Add a checkbox to your form.

<div class="field">
  <%= label_tag :conditions %><br>
  <%= check_box_tag :conditions %>

Step 2 - app/models/identity.rb

Add a attribute to your identity model and check for it to be set.

class Identity < OmniAuth::Identity::Models::ActiveRecord

  validates :conditions, acceptance: true, allow_nil: false, on: :create
  attr_accessor :conditions


You should really only check this on create, otherwise this validation will run every time the identity gets updated, unless of course you decide to store the conditions value in the database.

Step 3 - config/initializers/omniauth.rb

This is the one that took me the longest to figure out. You need to tell Omniauth Identity what fields to look for on signup.

Rails.application.config.middleware.use OmniAuth::Builder do
  provider :identity, fields: [:email, :conditions]

In the same way you can add a users name and other details, though I highly recommend you dont store those on the Identity but on the User model.