Authenticating using wordpress authentication system


I have integrated wordpress into a rails application. I am using Rails
to build a few additional applications on top of Wordpress. Wordpress
already has a user authentication system. I want to make use of this
system and let Wordpress do the user management instead of building
another one in Rails app. But Wordpress authentication is build using
PHP. So I can't directly call those functions in my Rails app. What's
the best way to solve this?

Thanks much.

I am looking for the same thing (using Wordpress authentication in a
Rails application) - Did anybody solve this already?

Reading the Wordpress documentation it seems solvable - access the
wordpress database from the Rails application, duplication the
wordpress cookie handling to have single sign on. However, it would be
nice to use some code already doing this instead of starting from
scratch :wink: