Mock Admin Session With EcomDev_PHPUnit In Magento Enterprise

In integration tests with EcomDev_PHPUnit_Test_Case_Controller there is a useful helper method adminSession(), to test requests in the Magento backend. With Magento Enterprise you might get this error message if you use it:

Exception: Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given in /home/vagrant/mwdental/www/app/code/core/Enterprise/AdminGws/Model/Role.php on line 83

As seen on Magento EE 1.14.1.

Without disclosing details about the Enterprise modules, here a solution where the responsible observer gets mocked:

$adminObserverMock = $this->getModelMock(
$this->replaceByMock('singleton', 'enterprise_admingws/observer',