On 2 Sep 2007, at 12:47, Dan Zwell wrote:

> Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm creating a password database (a dangerous thing to do, I  
>> know!) normally I'd hash the passwords for storage in the DB, but  
>> in this case I need to be able to also reverse them to their  
>> original state. I'm familiar with the digest module, but of course  
>> it isn't of use here. I didn't see anything obvious on my Google  
>> travels. Could anyone suggest how to perform encryption in ruby,  
>> in particular based on a rails application...?
>> Many thanks
>> Gabriel
>
> Have a look here: http://stakeventures.com/articles/2005/06/16/ 
> crypto-in-ruby (OpenSSL contains many encryption algorithms), and  
> you might want to browse this list: http://raa.ruby-lang.org/ 
> cat.rhtml?category_major=Library;category_minor=Cryptography
>
> Hope this helps,
> Dan
>


Thank you very much, never thought of using the SSL library!

Regards

Gabe