# init function
Plugins must expose an
init function. If it is missing, Kuzzle fails to load the plugin and aborts its start sequence.
init method is called once during startup, and it is used to initialize the plugin.
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|The plugin context, exposing various accessors, constructors, and helpers. The other sections of this documentation detail the interfaces made available by this object|
init function can optionally return a promise. If it does, Kuzzle waits for the promise to be resolved before continuing its own initialization.
If a promise is returned, it must be resolved within the configured timeout (see
plugins.common.initTimeout in Kuzzle's configuration)
If a promise is returned and rejected, or if the
init function throws an error, Kuzzle aborts its start sequence and shuts down.