Revisiting this question again with a different scenario...
I have created a password reset script, where I authenticate a GUID and Email (no problems)...I also want to authenticate a stored resetDate that is within 24 hours of time().
My solution is on successful authentication of GUID and Email, create session variable for resetDate. Then in a following hand coded script compare to current time. This works fine, but would be easier if it were all done in the Authentication tool.
Thus...would this be a legitimate request for the Wish List...that the Authenticate tool allow basic operators to be selected/set for value comparison, or am I missing something?