In my Manjaro virtual machine. Let's see how long it'll take to make a basic blog, no comments, or any other non needed features. And making a blog is a pain with it. The authentication doesn't work as you would expect it to. If you want to allow people to see the posts, they will get to see the users too. You can edit the template and show nothing instead of the list of users. But why can't you just specify which controller + action is view able to everyone? I'm guessing what I found on Google was for the old CakePHP, that's probably why it doesn't work.