There is no need to use account names/passwords as this is taken care of by FileMaker ... just point the user to the database, <https://yourURL/fmi/webd#yourDatabase> and whatever login you have set up in FileMaker will be the default login for WebDirect. e.g. if you have set up to "auto login" using a user/password (File -> File Options...) this will be used to log into Web Direct. Conversely if you have set the database to require a username/password, the user will be challenged.
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There is a need. What you suggested works for one publicly facing page, but not for more than one. It also doesn't allow for users to create a link to auto login...
There is a need. For look and feel of the web you don't want a dialog popup with a gray screen to enter a username and password.
Much better way is to capture the username and password from an HTML page and then pass it as to the Web Direct URL.
Another way that would work, but filemaker does not support bullet or secure fields. You have a auto login (with very low privileges), bring the user to a Login in page in Web Direct and capture the username and password then perform a re-login script with those credentials so the user can go on their merry way in the system. The only problem is obfuscating the password field.
Nightwing has a cool way of doing it http://www.nightwing.com.au/FileMaker/demosX/demoX05.html but it really does not work well in Web Direct.
The script triggers are to slow to execute when a user types normally. Works great in Pro.
If I get the question right, you want an URL to sign in directly with the specific users credentials (account name/password)?
So that you can send this person an email with an URL going directly into the database without having to go through the sign in dialog?
Not exactly. I want away to authenticate a user to FileMaker before they are in the database. So I can control the look and feel. Think about how you would do if it was a PHP authenticating against a FileMaker database.
I'd love to know if anyone has found a solution. I need to log a user on by passing logon parameters from a secure site to our IWP site, AND re-direct to the correct layout depending on logon credentials.