How can I load a session from the cookie store manually?

Hi all,
I'm trying to achieve something a bit unusual - I want to use a
session_id I have to retrieve the session object from the CookieStore.
Obviously, Rails does it somehow but I couldn't figure out how. Can
anyone shed some light?

Thanks :wink:

This should help you do that
http://dev.rubyonrails.org/browser/trunk/actionpack/lib/action_controller/session/cookie_store.rb

Basically cookie consists of two parts. First is session data base 64
encoded and then url encoded, second is SHA1 hash of session data and
secret server side password.