I have the following issue. I am building a PHP + jQuery mobile website and I want to maintain the PHP session. The problem here is that when I close the browser App (Samsung Galaxy S4/S5 or Google Chrome on Android) and I leave the phone for say, ten minutes, and then reopen the browser, the whole session appears to be destroyed and I have to log in again.
I tried to increase the cookie lifetime like this:
ini_set('session.cookie_lifetime', 60 * 60 * 24); ini_set('session.gc-maxlifetime', 60 * 60 * 24); session_start();
But this does not solve it. I think it is because the browser app purges the session data after some time of inactivity.
Note that I do not want to use "remember me" functionality, I just want to use the PHP session ID.
What would be the correct way to solve this? I have looked at local storage but it seems strange the browser App purges the entire session and I am looking for the simplest solution.