TL;DR: disable telemetry by setting CODER_TELEMETRY=false.

Coder collects telemetry from all installations by default. We believe our users should have the right to know what we collect, why we collect it, and how we use the data.

What we collect

You can find a full list of the data we collect in our source code here. In particular, look at the struct types such as Template or Workspace.

As a rule, we do not collect the following types of information:

  • Any data that could make your installation less secure
  • Any data that could identify individual users

For example, we do not collect parameters, environment variables, or user email addresses.

Why we collect

Telemetry helps us understand which features are most valuable, what use cases to focus on, and which bugs to fix first.

Most cloud-based software products collect far more data than we do. They often offer little transparency and configurability. It's hard to imagine our favorite SaaS products existing without their creators having a detailed understanding of user interactions. We want to wield some of that product development power to build self-hosted, open-source software.


In the event we discover a critical security issue with Coder, we will use telemetry to identify affected installations and notify their administrators.


You can turn telemetry on or off using either the CODER_TELEMETRY=[true|false] environment variable or the --telemetry=[true|false] command-line flag.

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