This page provides examples of calls to the Grafana API using cURL.
The most basic example for a dashboard for which there is no authentication. You can test the following on your local machine, assuming a default installation and anonymous access enabled, required:
Here’s a cURL command that works for getting the home dashboard when you are running Grafana locally with basic authentication enabled using the default admin credentials:
To pass a username and password with HTTP basic authorization, encode them as base64. You can’t use authorization tokens in the request.
For example, to list permissions associated with roles given a username of
user and password of
curl --location --request GET '<grafana_url>/api/access-control/builtin-roles' --header 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcjpwYXNzd29yZAo='
dXNlcjpwYXNzd29yZAo= is the base64 encoding of
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