Knowledge Base > IntelliJ Plugin > Telemetry
We collect anonymous data from Diffblue Cover CLI in order to help improve our services to our users. It is possible to turn this data collection off, as described below.
Further information on our data collection and policies is in the Diffblue Privacy Notice.
To turn off data collection in the Diffblue Cover plugin for IntelliJ:
You can disable data collection by deselecting the checkbox:
Allow collection of anonymized usage statistics. This can be found in the plugin preferences menu at
Tools > Diffblue Cover > About.
To repackage the Diffblue Cover plugin for IntelliJ with telemetry disabled
Larger organizations may find it necessary to create an in-house distribution of
Diffblue IntelliJ plugin with telemetry disabled.
The plugin is distributed as a plain zip file. Within the contents of the zip file is a file called
telemetry.properties which controls telemetry settings:
➜ unzip -l diffblue-cover-ij-2021.04.02-teams-2021.1.zip Archive: diffblue-cover-ij-2021.04.02-teams-2021.1.zip Length Date Time Name --------- ---------- ----- ---- ... 50391887 04-28-2021 10:25 diffblue-cover-ij/META-INF/cover-service-analyzer-2021.04.02.jar 269 04-28-2021 10:25 diffblue-cover-ij/META-INF/telemetry.properties 4830630 04-28-2021 10:25 diffblue-cover-ij/META-INF/cover-isolation-layer-2021.04.02.jar
The telemetry file is located within the zip archive at path
diffblue-cover-ij/META-INF/telemetry.properties. Unzip the distribution, edit this file and specify the telemetry backend
none. Leave the other properties intact:
Rezip the contents of the zip file with this edited
telemetry.properties and distribute. Install your plugin distribution as usual via
Install Plugin from Disk...