I think this will not work anymore, because in Joomla 1.5 an additional $salt parameter is used to encrypt the password. In the usertable the password is stored in the format:
so simple md5 hashed passwords will not work anymore...
It worked for me when I tested it. Mark Dexter 15:08, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Trust me :-) You can put in an md5 in the database as the password, When that user tries to login Joomla will notice that the password is md5 hashed and will then UPGRADE that password to a SALTED password, saving the result back to the database - thats why it works :-) Phil Taylor