REST authentication not setting cookies

I've been having a difficult time around authenticating a user remotely to my onDemand JIRA project. I'm creating a little dashboard and would like the users to login, view a certain query of issues, and when clicked taken to that specific issue's details. Currently "authenticating" with my below code results successful but, not setting cookies correctly (i assume) as users once clicked to details are asked to login again on the OnDemand project. Here is an abstract of my code.

Step 1: User enters user/pass on form and CURL is executed:

$url = "";

curl_setopt ($this->ch, CURLOPT_POST, true);
curl_setopt ($this->ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url);
curl_setopt ($this->ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 0);
curl_setopt ($this->ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION,1);
curl_setopt ($this->ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt ($this->ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "[USERNAME]:[PASSWORD]");
curl_setopt ($this->ch, CURLINFO_HEADER_OUT, true);
curl_setopt ($this->ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, true);


However, when I click over to see details of the issue I'm asked to login again. The only cookie that is set is "Set-Cookie: studio.crowd.tokenkey". This is a OnDemand project and i've really tried at minimum a dozen examples (even down to command line CURL through PHP exec) but, no luck. I'm running the dashboard on a LAMP environment trying to authenicate a user and keep persistant cookie/session. Any help would be a dramatic time and stress saver for me.

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The only cookie that is set is "Set-Cookie: studio.crowd.tokenkey"

You will need to also set the JSESSIONID cookie.

I assumed that but, don't know how. Is this something I can do with the above code? Am I creating a cookie through PHP? Do you have an example?

url = new URL(urlString);
connection = (HttpsURLConnection) url.openConnection();
connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");

String cookie = connection.getHeaderField("Set-Cookie");

now use this cookie value on all the connections throughout you project

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