1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 17, 2014 9:18 AM by taylorsharpe

    WebDirect Method For Passing Account Name and Password


      In IWP there was a method of passing the username and password in the URL string. I realize this is a security issue but for environments which are shared resources and security is not a great concern having this method was critical in IWP. No one is aware of a similar method in WebDirect. Can anyone provide any help on this ?


        • 1. Re: WebDirect Method For Passing Account Name and Password

          No, FileMaker does not allow manipulating the URL in WebDirect to log in as part of the security controls. 


          The solution is to have a user auto log in as a guest and do whatever you want a guest to be able to do.  You can also give them a button to relogin if they want a higher level of security. 


          Auto loggin in as a guest is a good way to have a web page anonymously for things like feedback on a web page or displaying some data from FileMaker publicly.  You just have to control behaviors with your startup script and make sure the guest account doesn't have access to tables or layouts that it shouldn't have access too.