RC Meetings command line parameters

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I am able to launch RC meetings and join a meeting using the following command line parameters.
"--url=zoomrc://ringcentral.us/join?action=join&confno=9999999999"
where 9999999999 is the meeting ID.

Is there a way to specify the login credentials from the command line? i.e. phone number and password?

The reason for the question is we want to provide an easy link to our users in meeting rooms that will allow them to start the room as the meeting host without needing to enter the credentials. We have a PC that is running RC Meetings but occasionally people will logout the room from the app and then the room won't join the meeting as the host.
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Which command line are you opening this from please (as I want to test this myself)? DOS, BASH, ZSH, other?

Also, the "--url=..." looks like a command parameter, which command are you using please?

Lastly, have you tried using "&username={{USERNAME}}" and/or "&password={{PASSWORD}}"? I only ask this last question because that is where I would start, then I would move on to using some common CLI flags (in *nix-based systems) such as "-p" or "-pass".
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This is from the DOS command line. The full command line is actually.

RingCentralMeetings.exe "--url=zoomrc://ringcentral.us/join?action=join&confno=9999999999"

My assumption had been that the parameters are being parsed by the executable and so I looked at the executable in a hex editor and found some possibilities for parameter identifiers but none of them appeared to work.
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After doing some hunting around, I do not believe this is possible since authentication is required (or the executable must maintain a cookie/session for remembered sessions).
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OK, thank you for looking into this. I appreciate it.
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Hi Jeff, Ben is correct. This is not possible as this would be a security issue passing credentials in the open. We have a product for conference/huddle rooms called RingCentral Rooms that solves the host use case that you a referring to. More importantly, RingCentral Rooms allows you to book RingCentral Meetings directly to the conference room resource via integration with Outlook and Google. https://www.ringcentral.com/office/features/ringcentral-rooms/overview.html 
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Hi Ted,

I looked into "Rooms" but it appears you need an iPad and an iMac Mini. We already have a PC in the room so that is not a solution for us unless you support "Rooms" with just a PC.

Thanks,

Jeff.