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Data collection#

n8n collects selected usage and performance data to help diagnose problems and improve the platform. n8n takes care to keep this data anonymous and to avoid collecting sensitive data. Read about how n8n stores and processes this information in the privacy policy.

What n8n collects#

  • Error codes and messages of failed executions (excluding any payload data, and not for custom nodes)
  • The graph of a workflow (types of nodes used and how they're connected)
  • From node parameters:
    • The 'resource' and 'operation' that a node is set to (if applicable)
    • For HTTP request nodes, the domain, path, and method (with personal data anonymized)
  • The number of workflow executions and their status
  • Details on how the UI is used (for example, navigation, nodes panel searches)
  • Diagnostic information
    • n8n version
    • Selected settings:
      • DB_TYPE
      • N8N_VERSION_NOTIFICATIONS_ENABLED
      • N8N_DISABLE_PRODUCTION_MAIN_PROCESS
      • Execution variables
      • N8N_BASIC_AUTH_ACTIVE
    • OS, RAM, and CPUs
    • Anonymous instance ID

What n8n doesn't collect#

n8n doesn't collect private or sensitive information, such as:

  • Personally identifiable information
  • Credential information
  • Node parameters (except 'resource' and 'operation')
  • Execution data
  • Sensitive settings (for example, endpoints, ports, DB connections, username/password)
  • Error payloads

How collection works#

n8n collects telemetry anonymously, with most data sent to n8n as events that generate it occur. Workflow execution counts and an instance pulse are sent periodically (every 6 hours).

Opting out of telemetry#

Telemetry collection is enabled by default. To disable it you can configure the following environment variables.

To opt out of telemetry events:

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export N8N_DIAGNOSTICS_ENABLED=false

To opt out of checking for new versions of n8n:

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export N8N_VERSION_NOTIFICATIONS_ENABLED=false

See configuration for more info on how to set environment variables.

Documentation telemetry#

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