I am working on enabling persistence using the built in admin settings. I enabled persistence and remember me options, and set the session time to a month. The issue is it seems to only be partially working.
On my site if you are not logged in you cannot see pricing, and you see login and account creation on the homepage when you are not logged in, and see a different homepage if you are logged in.
If I log in with persistence enabled, and come back after a few hours, I come back to a psuedo logged in state. I can see pricing, and where it normally says "Welcome USER" I see the "Not USER?" prompt. But I see the logged out homepage, ie the login and account creation links instead of the logged in homepage. In addition, I can add items to my cart (normally restricted to non-logged in customers), but when I move to checkout it prompts me to login.
So I seem to be in some psuedo logged in state, and I cannot figure out why this is. I want to have persistence enabled, but I want it to leave a user fully logged in, not partially logged in as seems to be the case.
Any ideas what may be causing this issue?