Ray you have saved the day!!! I got it working.
For the benifit of other users, I found it helpful to:
1. Under the Bindings tab, set a global session $_SESSION variable. Automates the process and help you track them later.
2. In the Login page the Session Behavior that Ray mentioned was (identified in my case as) Security Assist Authenticate User, double click, keep the settings that you already have (if already configured earlier) and on the 3rd Step you can add variables from your table fields to the $_SESSION. By earlier setting up the variable array names in the Bindings, the gui will allow you to (should pick up automatically) the session value name that you want to assosciate the value to in the session.