Decrypt XL Release Folder variable with type "password" (Jython)

How do I go about decrypting a folder variable I access via the global “folderVariables” dictionary.

I set a folder variable with type “password”, and when I access it in Jython Script, im unable to decrypt it.

The string starts with a “aes” prefix.

Alternatively, if there’s a better way to pass sensitive credentials from XL Release into a Jython Script please let me know.