Topic: plaint text passwords
Is there a standard way to store plaintext passwords either in addition to or to replace the hashed passwords? Any easy way to decrypt the hashed passwords.
I'm researching this for a ISP install and it mandetory that we have access to users passswords for support calls. Users often write with a problem and we need to be able to login as the user without first emailing them back to get passwords (insecure to send over email anyway).
Any ideas? So far, I've just hacked up the scripts to do it but I'm curious if there is a formal way to do this? I can't imagine running any large support system without this.
P.S. And yes I realize that in general storing the passwords in plaintext is a horrible idea.