Use the Cloud Portal to manage your Grafana Cloud account
When you log in to Grafana.com and click My Account you are taken to the Cloud Portal. The Cloud Portal is where you view and manage everything related to your Grafana Cloud account. The landing page gives you a preview of the different services associated with your account and organization. A menu on the left side provides links for licenses, security tools, support, billing information, and organization management.
The rest of this page will explain the features of the Cloud Portal. What you are able to see and do depends on the permissions granted to your Grafana.com user account. See Grafana Cloud roles and permissions for more information.
Account types and support: What you see also depends on the type of account you have. There are three types of Grafana Cloud accounts, each with different features. Along with features, the different account types include differing levels of support. Because there are different account types available for Grafana Cloud, there are also different levels of Grafana Cloud support available.
Resetting your password
To reset the password for your Grafana Cloud account, see Reset Password.
The top header
Across the top of the Cloud Portal is a blue bar. On the left, you can expand a dropdown menu to show all of the accounts associated with the email address you used to log in.
Click User Settings to the right on the header to change your name, your username, update your email, add an avatar, and change your password. Note that by default the page is open to the Settings tab.
Click the Authorized Apps tab to view and manage a list of applications which you have authorized to access your Grafana Cloud Account.
Click Log Out to exit the portal.
Your Grafana Cloud Stack
The main section of the page shows your currently selected Stack. A Stack is made up of a Grafana, Prometheus, Graphite, Loki, and an Alert instance. The screenshot at the top of this page also shows a beta Tempo service in the Stack that is shown. These services are grouped together into a Stack to make management easier, especially for customers who want to create multiple stacks within a single account.
Free accounts are not able to create or delete individual services from a Stack and are limited to one Stack.
Pro accounts are allowed to create up to three Stacks by default. Reach out to us about Grafana Cloud Advanced if you would like to add additional stacks to your account.
Advanced accounts will be configured to the needs of the customer according to agreed-upon terms.
Choose the region your stack is located in, for example, the United States, Australia, or Europe.
To view your Grafana Cloud dashboard, click Log In from the Grafana service box in your current Stack.
Use the buttons in each service box to view details and configure services.
Below the Stack section you will find information about the account’s subscription. Click Manage Subscription to make changes. This is the same as clicking Manage Subscription in the sidebar.
The Overview sidebar
At the left side of the main portal page there is an Overview menu with several options.
Grafana Cloud: Add a new Stack or switch from the stack you have open to another one.
Grafana Enterprise: This section enables enterprise customers to view and manage licenses.
Support: Clicking Open a Ticket does the same thing as the Open a Support Ticket button at the top of the page. In both cases, a pop-up window appears where you can enter details and create a support ticket. Please note that support for Free accounts is limited, as described in the Grafana Cloud support page. Click Tickets to view open support tickets.
Billing: View invoices, manage credit cards, and manage your subscription.
Org Settings: Manage any plugins and dashboards you have created for your organization. Manage members you have added and their permissions. Manage your account settings like the organization name and billing address.
Create a Grafana Cloud API key
There are two different API systems you can leverage to work in your Grafana Cloud environment. At the Cloud Portal level, you can use the Grafana Cloud API to create keys to manage resources at an organizational level such as creating stacks and restarting Grafana. You can create these keys in the Cloud Portal in the following way.
- Log into your Grafana Cloud stack.
- Open settings(Gear icon) and select the
- Click Add API Key.
- In Key Name, enter a name for your API key.
- In Role, select the
Editorrole to associate with this API key.
The other kind of API key you can create is for working with the Grafana HTTP API. This API allows you to manage resources for a particular Cloud stack, such as creating a dashboard or setting folder permissions. To learn more, see Grafana HTTP API.
Available Cloud portal configuration customizations
Some of the following options require that you contact Support. To request assistance, click Open a Support Ticket from the Cloud Portal.
Customizing Grafana is available only on Grafana Cloud Pro and Advanced pricing information
This pages lists some of the customizations available.
You can customize a stack’s domain without contacting support. To configure your Grafana Cloud to use a custom domain:
- Go to the Cloud portal and select the stack for which you’d like to customize a domain.
- On the Grafana tile, click Details.
- Click Update Instance.
- Enter a new Instance name and copy/save the Instance URL in the field below to use in the next step.
- Create a CNAME record in DNS pointing to the instance URL. For example:
grafana.example.com. IN CNAME foonettech.grafana.net.
Enable the login form
If enabled, the login form is visible on the login page. It allows users to authenticate with the local database (internal to Grafana) or LDAP. Please contact Support to enable the login form.
By default this is disabled and users log in using their Grafana Cloud Account. They must be a member of the Organization.
Here’s the equivalent Grafana configuration, for comparison: disable_login_form.
Change the hosted grafana.net subdomain
By default, your organization is assigned a subdomain based on your cloud stack name, such as
stackname.grafana.net. To customize the subdomain, click Open a Support Ticket from the Cloud Portal to create a ticket.
Change the grafana.com account URL
By default, your organization is assigned an account URL based on your account name, such as
grafana.com/orgs/yourorganziation. To customize this, click Open a Support Ticket from the Cloud Portal to create a ticket.
Common questions and issues
This section lists several common questions and their answers.
If you encounter a problem or have a question that is not answered below, click Open a Support Ticket from the Cloud Portal.
About the admin user
On a self-hosted instance of Grafana, you have a
Grafana Server Admin user.
This is not available on Grafana Cloud. For details about Grafana Cloud user roles and permissions, see User account roles and permissions
Automatically provisioned data sources randomly breaking
It is common for metrics data sources to be automatically provisioned on a Grafana instance. If the API key or other configuration parameter is modified subsequently, the provisioning mechanism will overwrite changes on the next instance restart.
If this happens, open a support request to delete the provisioning files.
For details about this mechanism, see also: Datasources provisioning
NOTE: To view the list of source IPs on the allow-list, see allow-list.
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