Right now there are limitations to Instant Web Publishing such as Relogin and several other functions not working. This means if you want to make it work, you may have to turn to Custom Web Publishing and PHP. But you might look at some things like 360Works RemoteScripter that lets you trigger a FileMaker script on the server via an HTTP request that could create the new user. You may also want to look at their FMRPC project to push work from the client to the server since it might solve this problem too. There is a seminar later today (Thurs) on it at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/225680265
I agree with Taylor...
RemoteScripter can run a script back-end in IWP to add a new user to the security... but ultimately you are going to want a lot of conditions (particularly when you want one user to be able to match search criteria with another user...
Building a web site in PHP is the more solid and flexible approach and will allow you to have someone sign up and immediately be logged in.
Pity they didn't provide a link to the recording...
Hi folks. We expect to have the recording posted as soon as the host can convert it and edit out the technical problems from the start of the webinar. We will post to our twitter feed (and this thread, our blog and other places) when it is available. I also hope to eke out a few more videos over the coming weeks.
Lyndsay and Taylor:
Thanks for your sage advice. I have decided to implement the database in MySQL with php code as needed. Unfortunately, this is 10 times the effort compared to a Filemaker installation, but Filemaker needs to add the capabilities missing in their web publishing mode.
FileMaker has a niche for rapid application development and simplicity particularly in the client-server environment. FileMaker supports publishing on the web through IWP or CWP with PHP, but it currently is not a best feature of FileMaker compared to other databases. So you can use PHP to make your interface and have FileMaker as a backend. But if you are not using the main features of FileMaker, then it is probably not a good backend compared to a free product like MySQL. However, the biggest challenge with free often will be security.
I'm hoping the next version of FileMaker provides a vastly improved IWP solution to address these needs. Right now, FileMaker is often not the best solution for them. Hopefully that will change, but for now, MySQL may be a good solution. If security is a big issue, you may do better with Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle, but the cost goes up a lot with them.