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Heartbeat feature

Alfresco Community Edition can send a 'heartbeat' to Alfresco. The heartbeat contains anonymous information that can help Alfresco to understand product usage and to better meet the needs of your organization. Our aim is to use the anonymous information to help us make decisions about product development so that our investment benefits as many users as possible.

Disable the Heartbeat

In Alfresco Community Edition, if you are unable to share this anonymous data with us, you can enable or disable the Heartbeat feature by defining the following property:

heartbeat.enabled=true

The property setting is true by default.

What is sent?

The anonymous data transmitted by the repository includes the Alfresco Community Edition version number, number of items in the repository, the size of a cluster, and the number of active users. Information about feature usage including content models, workflows, Smart Folders, and APIs are also sent. Other products will also share anonymous data necessary for Alfresco to understand their usage.

To see the data being sent to Alfresco, see the following logs:
log4j.logger.org.alfresco.heartbeat.datasender.internal.HBDataConsumer=DEBUG

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