KRE 7.3.0 fails to load plugins, claims invalid api key

Whenever I try to run my test suite using KRE instead of Katalon Studio it tells me my API key is invalid to reload plugins.

First: I noticed it says at the start of the run 'INFO: Katalon Version: 7.2.1, does this mean my KRE is running an older version of Katalon?

Secondly: I’ve tried to reload plugins from the web store, but I don’t think it will work even if the API key was validating correctly. I have many locally written plugins I need to use, and these work fine in Katalon Studio, but I don’t understand how I’m going to be able to import local plugins to KRE. Plus, it’s not reloading plugins from the web store.

com.kms.katalon.plugin.models.ReloadPluginsException: Unexpected error occurs during executing reload plugins under account: Invalid API key, please re-check your credential
    at com.kms.katalon.plugin.service.PluginService.reloadPlugins(
    at com.kms.katalon.composer.handlers.ConsoleModeReloadPluginsHandler.reload(

Interesting note, when I try to run the test in KRE and it fails, when I go back to Katalon Studio the test fails immediately with:

java.lang.Error: Unresolved compilation problem:
Groovy:unable to resolve class com.katalon.plugin.keyword.connection.DatabaseKeywords 

How can I set up database connection if I can’t set up database in KRE?

Hi @jlegault,
How did you get the API key?

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I’ve got two different ones listed under as ‘Key1’ and ‘KRE Key’ Neither of these keys seem to work, as Katalon Studio auto loads them into the command line generator but when I try to run them with the KRE it just errors our and won’t let me update plugins.

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I reinstalled and it is working now. I assume my issue was with a file not installing correctly: path too long errors were common as I tried to find somewhere I could install it.

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