It seems that there is a loop. I have installed 3.0.3 and
found that if I use phpmyadmin to import the
AWOL.schema the Admin password in placed in the table
encrypted BUT if I use the /setup/index.php script the
Admin password is inserted into the table unincrypted.
Regardless, once the password is in the users table and
an Admin login is attempted the interface just goes thru
the authentication process, appears to successfully
authenticate but returns to the login screen.