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Always the downloads page on the official website. This is so that your users can trust you that the executable comes from a dependable source. If it's available on app stores, also add links to all the supported platforms' app stores, on the page of the app.
Not authorized is not the same as forbidden. I suspect that they just can't stand in for the page you are about to visit and want you to take that into account when you continue. They could have phrased it more friendly though: The content on the requested page is not under our supervision and we can't guarantee the quality that we stand for.
You need to take into consideration: how often users login and how likely they are to remember any credential how sensitive the information is (both financially and legally) whether federated authentication is an option or you need a specific form of id verification (e.g. legal proof of address) I suppose you are authenticating households rather than ...
If you're sharing the link to someone else's software, you should ask the author of the software product for guidance. Most authors would prefer you to link to a download page rather than the binary itself (usually for advertisement purposes). If the binary depends on the platform, point to the download page. In your question, the second link would be ...
This depends a lot on context. Is this software something that is required to complete an ongoing process? Is this software something that's not vital but good to have? Does the software require complex system setup rules? Does the software operate on it's own or does it require user intervention? There are plenty more questions like this that you need ...
Wow! It sounds like you're planning to store the password for direct checking - this is such a bad idea I don't know where to start! - No secure system should store users passwords. Most modern secured system do not know what your password is: When you enter a password, the system uses a one-way mathematical operation to arrive at a new string. This new ...
Good arguments above, but I guess to faster the process and since they are not much into the technology or using the machines, generate password with medium length A-Z, 0-9 without special characters and display it for them upon completion, as well as send an email with the generated password and give them link to change the password if needed.
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