Do you avoid linking users to the sign in page directly?
19/02/2015 12:37 PM by
When you are adding a hyperlink which links to a web
application that requires a
login, do not use the login page (login.asp or login.aspx or
login.php) for the value of the "href" attribute, use the
default page (or other pages) instead.
Thus, if a user is already logged in, he will go to the
default page. If not, the
page will redirect him to the login page. But if you use the
sign in page, the user has to sign in again though he's
already logged in.
- Figure: Bad Example - Linked to the login page.
- Figure: Good Example - Linked to the default page.
Do you feel this rule needs an update?