I am a developer working on my first UI. My application requires the user to log into multiple accounts (this is a trading application). The user needs to enter their username/password for each account and connect to their respective API's.
Obviously they can save their username/password so they don't need to enter it every time they start the application. In this situation my app could also automatically log in based on the saved credentials.
My thoughts on this are: although this would make things 'easy', i.e the user doesn't need to do anything to connect to the API, personally I would like to manually click the 'Connect' button and see my connected icon flash up green. This would make me feel pretty good, it would give me a purpose as a user. The positive reaction from a simple action I took would please me and make me feel smart.
I suppose a real world example, for me at least, would be a car that turns on automatically once I sit down and close the door. I don't want that. I have a close relationship with my car. It makes me feel like I am in full control and connected to the car when I turn the key or press the start button.
Does this concept exist in UX. If so what is it called?