Do I need license to install plugins?

Hello, I’m new to Octobercms, I’m using official docker image to try it out, but can not install any plugins, as I have no access to this url

The ‘’ URL could not be accessed (HTTP 403): HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

Do I need a license to install plugins?

Hello @dopeless,

Composer doesn’t work without a license, so you can’t install plugins by running composer in the October root directory. But if you copy a plugin to the plugins directory, it will work. Make sure you keep the proper directory structure, e.g. plugins/vendor/plugin. You may need to run php artisan october:migrate after copying the plugin to create the plugin’s database tables.

I hope this helps,


Yes, that works. Thank you