Cakephp 4: Install authentication plugin

Hi,

I’m following the quickstart guide (https://book.cakephp.org/authentication/2/en/index.html).
When installing the plugin using composer, I don’t get an error. The plugin is also mentioned in the composer.json

c omposer require cakephp/authentication
Using version ^2.3 for cakephp/authentication
./composer.json has been updated
Running composer update cakephp/authentication
Loading composer repositories with package information
Updating dependencies
Lock file operations: 1 install, 0 updates, 0 removals
- Locking cakephp/authentication (2.3.0)
Writing lock file
Installing dependencies from lock file (including require-dev)
Package operations: 1 install, 0 updates, 0 removals
- Installing cakephp/authentication (2.3.0): Extracting archive
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However… nothing is added to the plugins directory. I only find the plugin with the vendors.

find . -name authentication
./vendor/cakephp/authentication

And offcourse, when trying to configurate authentication, I get an error:
Error The application is trying to load a file from the Authenticate plugin.

Make sure your plugin Authenticate is in the <…>plugins/ directory and was loaded.

What am I doing wrong? I would expect that everything is put automatically in the plugins directory?

Thanks for your help!

vendor is the correct place for third-party plugins to go, and it’s in the right place for you. Note that the name of the plugin is “Authentication”; your error messages reference “Authenticate”.

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You just made my day. The mistake was indeed the typo Authenticate vs Authentication.
:partying_face: :+1: