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n8n is an extendable automation tool to build flexible workflows focused on deep data integration. With a GUI for less technical team members and JavaScript for power users, n8n lowers the barriers of entry for complex use cases.

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Why use n8n on Plural?

While setting up automated workflows that connect anything to everything is easy, deploying and setting up the application itself is complex and requires specific (cloud) infrastructure, networking, and Kubernetes knowledge.

Plural helps you deploy and manage the lifecycle of open-source applications on Kubernetes. Our platform combines the scalability and observability benefits you get with managed SaaS offerings with the data security, governance, and compliance benefits of self-hosting n8n.

If you need more than just n8n, look for other open-source tools in our marketplace of curated applications to leapfrog complex deployments and get started quickly.

n8n’s websiteGitHubLicenseInstalling n8n docs

Deploying n8n is a matter of executing these 3 commands:

plural bundle install n8n n8n-aws
plural build
plural deploy --commit "deploying n8n"
Read the install documentation

n8n.io - Workflow Automation

n8n - Workflow automation tool

n8n is an extendable workflow automation tool. With a fair-code distribution model, n8n will always have visible source code, be available to self-host, and allow you to add your own custom functions, logic and apps. n8n's node-based approach makes it highly versatile, enabling you to connect anything to everything.

n8n.io - Screenshot

Demo

:tv: A short video (< 5 min) that goes over key concepts of creating workflows in n8n.

Available integrations

n8n has 200+ different nodes to automate workflows. The list can be found on: https://n8n.io/integrations

Documentation

The official n8n documentation can be found on our documentation website

Additional information and example workflows on the n8n.io website

The release notes can be found here and the list of breaking changes here.

Usage

Start

You can try n8n without installing it using npx. You must have Node.js installed. From the terminal, run:

npx n8n

This command will download everything that is needed to start n8n. You can then access n8n and start building workflows by opening http://localhost:5678.

n8n cloud

Sign-up for an n8n cloud account.

While n8n cloud and n8n are the same in terms of features, n8n cloud provides certain conveniences such as:

  • Not having to set up and maintain your n8n instance
  • Managed OAuth for authentication
  • Easily upgrading to the newer n8n versions

Support

If you have problems or questions go to our forum, we will then try to help you asap:

https://community.n8n.io

Jobs

If you are interested in working for n8n and so shape the future of the project check out our job posts

What does n8n mean and how do you pronounce it?

Short answer: It means "nodemation" and it is pronounced as n-eight-n.

Long answer: "I get that question quite often (more often than I expected) so I decided it is probably best to answer it here. While looking for a good name for the project with a free domain I realized very quickly that all the good ones I could think of were already taken. So, in the end, I chose nodemation. 'node-' in the sense that it uses a Node-View and that it uses Node.js and '-mation' for 'automation' which is what the project is supposed to help with. However, I did not like how long the name was and I could not imagine writing something that long every time in the CLI. That is when I then ended up on 'n8n'." - Jan Oberhauser, Founder and CEO, n8n.io

Development setup

Have you found a bug :bug: ? Or maybe you have a nice feature :sparkles: to contribute ? The CONTRIBUTING guide will help you get your development environment ready in minutes.

License

n8n is fair-code distributed under the Sustainable Use License and the n8n Enterprise License.

Proprietary licenses are available for enterprise customers. Get in touch

Additional information about the license model can be found in the docs.

How Plural works

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