The invention relates to methods and systems for reconnecting a client and providing user authentication across a reliable and persistent communication session. A first protocol that encapsulates a plurality of secondary protocols is used to communicate over a network. A first protocol service, using the first protocol, provides session persistence and a reliable connection between a client and a server. An operation may be executed or transacted between the client and the server. When there is a disruption in the network connection between the client and the server that interrupts the operation, the connection is automatically reestablished and the operation is continued.