Store Rails sessions in MongoDB
There are a few built-in session stores in Rails but if you want to store them in MongoDB (or anything not using ActiveRecord) there's nothing. Not anymore with mongo_session_store!
NOTE: The project was initially created by Chris Brickley with MongoMapper support but without Mongoid support and it was not in a gem.
Usage with MongoMapper
First we load the gem:
config.gem "mongoid" config.gem "mongo_session_store"
Don't forget to create an initializer to add the connection to the database. Then configure Rails to use MongoMapper for sessions (in the session store initializer):
config.gem "mongo_mapper" config.gem "mongo_session_store", :lib => "mongo_session_store/mongo_mapper"
Usage with Mongoid
It's almost the same with Mongoid. First setup the environment correctly:
require "mongo_session_store/mongoid" ActionController::Base.session_store = :mongoid_store
Then the session store initializer:
ActionController::Base.session_store = :mongo_mapper_store
NOTE: Mongoid acts a bit differently than MongoMapper but I havn't had the time to fix the issue.
I'm gonna add some tests, try to have the same usage for Mongoid and MongoMapper and add Rails 3 support. But if you want some other things please fork it.