DashboardsPublic dashboards

Public dashboards

Note: This is an opt-in alpha feature.

Caution: Making your dashboard public could result in a large number of queries to the datasources used by your dashboard. This can be mitigated by utilizing the enterprise caching and/or rate limiting features.

Public dashboards allow you to share your Grafana dashboard with anyone. This is useful when you want to expose your dashboard to the world.

Security implications of making your dashboard public

  • Anyone with the URL can access the dashboard.
  • Public dashboards are read-only.
  • Arbitrary queries cannot be run against your datasources through public dashboards. Public dashboards can only execute the queries stored on the original dashboard.

Enable the feature

Add the publicDashboards feature toggle to your custom.ini file.

[feature_toggles]
publicDashboards = true

Note: For Grafana Cloud, you will need to contact support to have the feature enabled.

Make a dashboard public

  • Click on the sharing icon to the right of the dashboard title.
  • Click on the Public Dashboard tab.
  • Acknowledge the implications of making the dashboard public by checking all the checkboxes.
  • Turn on the Enabled toggle.
  • Click Save Sharing Configuration to make the dashboard public and make your link live.
  • Copy the public dashboard link if you’d like to share it. You can always come back later for it.

Revoke access

  • Click on the sharing icon to the right of the dashboard title.
  • Click on the Public Dashboard tab.
  • Turn off the Enabled toggle.
  • Click Save Sharing Configuration to save your changes.
  • Anyone with the link will not be able to access the dashboard publicly anymore.

Limitations

  • Panels that use frontend datasources will fail to fetch data.
  • Template variables are currently not supported, but are planned to be in the future.
  • The time range is permanently set to the default time range on the dashboard. If you update the default time range for a dashboard, it will be reflected in the public dashboard.

We are excited to share this enhancement with you and we’d love your feedback! Please check out the Github discussion and join the conversation.