FM14 they re-enabled URL parameters, perhaps your URL is no longer valid.
What format for a direct link are you using?
I’m not sure why that ever opened automatically, but I never use the guest account. The only thing that would change this behavior is changing the auto-login options under File > File Options.
I would recommend setting your file to auto-login with a default webdirect account that you set up a limited privilege set for.
I am confused officially!
Please shed some light on the below for both 13 and 14 if different.
1) Auto-login is obviously allowed as per the example URL above. How do you do it?
2) You cannot pass credentials through the URL. So therefore you cannot create a custom homepage with a custom login form right?
1) auto-login is the same as it is for a regular filemaker file, just go to the file menu, file options, and set an account to auto-login with.
2) That is true, I usually create my own "WDGuest" account, and assign it a bare-minimum privilege set that only lets them access a login layout in webdirect. then I use a dialog box to prompt for username and password, and use the "re-login" script step to log a filemaker user into their account.
I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to do, but there are lots of things possible using only the native filemaker features.
The second one crossed my mind but I didn't test it so far. I will try it out sometime soon.
When you implement this solution, are you able to limit this approach to just webdirect, or are your Pro users also using the modified dialog box to login using the re-login script step too?
Yes, of course you can use this for regular FMPro and even Go as well.
Darren Burgess wrote a great module that shows how to do a lot of account management via script:
great chunk of work if you're dealing with scripting accounting functions.