TL;DR: disable telemetry by setting
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.
You can find a full list of the data we collect in our source code
In particular, look at the struct types such as
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.
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
environment variable or the
--telemetry=[true|false] command-line flag.