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extracting password file to mysql
Is there any way to extract the dbman password file to a user_id table. There seems to be two problems. The first is the fact that the password file is not a db file with a corresponding .cfg file. It seems that the DBSQL manager does not allow you to import the auth.pass file as a table.

The second problem is more mundane. All the passwords are encrypted so it makes it difficult to use this for what I want it for in the first place. Any way of decrypting passwords that actually works. I have over 3000 users registered.

In future I want to add new columns to the user_id table. I also want to allow the user to ask for his password to be sent to an email address using a 'popular question' responder.