I have been monitoring and taking part in a thread (click here for thread) on the OTN Discoverer Forum concerning an issue with 8-character passwords not always being accepted in Discoverer 10.1.2.3 with CP3 installed.
Oracle Support have now confirmed that this is a bug and have posted it on MetaLink as bug number 8267360.
Basically - if you access the Discoverer login page for either Plus or Viewer with a URL parameter like &database=(TNS name) AND the user has exactly 8 characters in his / her password, then you will get an ORA-01017 logon denied, even though the password is correct.
These login bugs have been fixed with Cumulative Patch 4 (patch 7595032 on MetaLink)
If you are therefore on 10.1.2.2 with any cumulative patch or on 10.1.2.3 with CP1 or CP2 installed and you like to use the EUL switch in the launch URL you should install CP4, which was released on 28th April, 2009.
Jacob, I am indebted to you for bringing this to my attention.
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