added restful authentication features

Pardon mf ignorance but what is the easiest way to take the
crypted_password that the restful authentication plugin stores in the
DB and extract the real password from it so that it can be placed in a
variable and then used in a view? I have seen some sources where
people are implimenting a forgot and reset function but I just want to
get at the password after its been stored.

You don't. The password isn't actually encrypted; rather an SHA1
digest of the password is stored in the DB.

Encryption is difficult, and secure management of the necessary keys
is perhaps moreso, so unless its a *requirement* (preferably a somehow
reasonable one) that users' passwords be re-retrievable, just
implement password reset functionality and be done with it.

pharrington wrote: