I’m currently planning to upgrade a CakePHP 2.x app to version 4.x, app tracks membership details for a not-for-profit group. I’ve starting going through the book and the CMS tutorial so have a grasp on it - liking the new features, ORM etc. New authentication and authorisation looks impressive.
There are a few things we need to implement for auditing etc
- Record who created and changed a field - we used to have the “WhoDidIt” behaviour in 2.x which updated “created_by” and “modified_by” fields in each table but I see that is no upgraded for 4.x
- Log all actions using the “Logable” behaviour - I see this also hasn’t been upgraded for 4.x
Both these are in Cakephp-tools.
I imagine these sort of features would be important in any record management app so my questions are;
Is there a better way to implement “WhoDidIt” type behaviour now with 4.x, or should I look at upgrading this behaviour if its needed?
Is there a better way to log user actions?
With the logging, we’ve set it up so we can go to a record and see all actions against a particular record and who did them, or go to a user record and see all actions they’ve done against all records - handy for troubleshooting, people mangling records etc.
Thanks in advance for any help!