GitLab OAuth2 Authentication
To enable GitLab OAuth2 you must register the application in GitLab. GitLab will generate a client ID and secret key for you to use.
Create GitLab OAuth keys
You need to create a GitLab OAuth application. Choose a descriptive Name, and use the following Redirect URI:
https://grafana.example.com is the URL you use to connect to Grafana.
Adjust it as needed if you don’t use HTTPS or if you use a different port; for
instance, if you access Grafana at
http://203.0.113.31:3000, you should use
Finally, select read_api_as the_Scope_and submit the form. Note that if you’re
not going to use GitLab groups for authorization (i.e. not setting
allowed_groups, see below), you can select_read_user instead of read_api_as
the_Scope, thus giving a more restricted access to your GitLab API.
You’ll get an Application Id and a Secret in return; we’ll call them
GITLAB_SECRET respectively for the rest of this
Enable GitLab in Grafana
Add the following to your Grafana configuration file to enable GitLab authentication:
[auth.gitlab] enabled = true allow_sign_up = false client_id = GITLAB_APPLICATION_ID client_secret = GITLAB_SECRET scopes = read_api auth_url = https://gitlab.com/oauth/authorize token_url = https://gitlab.com/oauth/token api_url = https://gitlab.com/api/v4 allowed_groups =
You may have to set the
root_url option of
[server] for the callback URL to be
correct. For example in case you are serving Grafana behind a proxy.
Restart the Grafana backend for your changes to take effect.
If you use your own instance of GitLab instead of
api_url accordingly by replacing the
hostname with your own.
allow_sign_up set to
false, only existing users will be able to login
using their GitLab account, but with
allow_sign_up set to
true, any user
who can authenticate on GitLab will be able to login on your Grafana instance;
if you use the public
gitlab.com, it means anyone in the world would be able
to login on your Grafana instance.
You can limit access to only members of a given group or list of
groups by setting the
To limit access to authenticated users that are members of one or more GitLab
to a comma- or space-separated list of groups. For instance, if you want to
only give access to members of the
example group, set
allowed_groups = example
If you want to also give access to members of the subgroup
bar, which is in
allowed_groups = example, foo/bar
Note that in GitLab, the group or subgroup name doesn’t always match its display name, especially if the display name contains spaces or special characters. Make sure you always use the group or subgroup name as it appears in the URL of the group or subgroup.
Here’s a complete example with
allow_sign_up enabled, with access limited to
foo/bar groups. The example also promotes all GitLab Admins to Grafana Admins:
[auth.gitlab] enabled = true allow_sign_up = true client_id = GITLAB_APPLICATION_ID client_secret = GITLAB_SECRET scopes = read_api auth_url = https://gitlab.com/oauth/authorize token_url = https://gitlab.com/oauth/token api_url = https://gitlab.com/api/v4 allowed_groups = example, foo/bar role_attribute_path = is_admin && 'Admin' || 'Viewer'
You can use GitLab OAuth to map roles. During mapping, Grafana checks for the presence of a role using the JMESPath specified via the
role_attribute_path configuration option.
For the path lookup, Grafana uses JSON obtained from querying GitLab’s API
/api/v4/user endpoint. The result of evaluating the
role_attribute_path JMESPath expression must be a valid Grafana role, for example,
Admin. For more information about roles and permissions in Grafana, refer to About users and permissions.
An example Query could look like the following:
role_attribute_path = is_admin && 'Admin' || 'Viewer'
This allows every GitLab Admin to be an Admin in Grafana.
Team Sync (Enterprise only)
Only available in Grafana Enterprise v6.4+
With Team Sync you can map your GitLab groups to teams in Grafana so that your users will automatically be added to the correct teams.
Your GitLab groups can be referenced in the same way as
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