Risks when using community nodes#
Using community nodes means you are installing unverified code from a public source into your n8n instance. This has some risks.
- System security: community nodes have full access to the machine that n8n runs on, and can do anything, including malicious actions.
- Data security: any community node that you use has access to data in your workflows.
- Breaking changes: node developers may introduce breaking changes in new versions of their nodes. A breaking change is an update that breaks previous functionality. Depending on the node versioning approach that a node developer chooses, upgrading to a version with a breaking change could cause all workflows using the node to break. Be careful when upgrading your nodes.
Report bad community nodes#
You can report bad community nodes to firstname.lastname@example.org