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User API

The Users HTTP API does not currently work with an API Token. API Tokens are linked to an organization and an organization role. They cannot be given the permission of server users access, only users can be given that permission. To use these API calls you can use Basic Auth and the Grafana user must have the Grafana Admin role.

API Tokens can be used with Organization HTTP API to get users of specific organization.

If you are running Grafana Enterprise, for some endpoints you’ll need to have specific permissions. Refer to Role-based access control permissions for more information.

Search Users

GET /api/users?perpage=10&page=1&sort=login-asc,email-asc

Required permissions

See note in the introduction for an explanation.

ActionScope
users:readglobal.users:*

Example Request:

http
GET /api/users HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Default value for the perpage parameter is 1000 and for the page parameter is 1. Requires basic authentication and that the authenticated user is a Grafana Admin.

The sort param is an optional comma separated list of options to order the search result. Accepted values for the sort filter are: login-asc, login-desc, email-asc, email-desc, name-asc, name-desc, lastSeenAtAge-asc, lastSeenAtAge-desc. By default, if sort is not specified, the user list will be ordered by login, email in ascending order.

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Admin",
    "login": "admin",
    "email": "admin@mygraf.com",
    "isAdmin": true,
    "isDisabled": false,
    "lastSeenAt": "2020-04-10T20:29:27+03:00",
    "lastSeenAtAge': "2m",
    "authLabels": ["OAuth"]
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "name": "User",
    "login": "user",
    "email": "user@mygraf.com",
    "isAdmin": false,
    "isDisabled": false,
    "lastSeenAt": "2020-01-24T12:38:47+02:00",
    "lastSeenAtAge": "2M",
    "authLabels": []
  }
]

Search Users with Paging

GET /api/users/search?perpage=10&page=1&query=mygraf&sort=login-asc,email-asc

Required permissions

See note in the introduction for an explanation.

ActionScope
users:readglobal.users:*

Example Request:

http
GET /api/users/search?perpage=10&page=1&query=mygraf HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Default value for the perpage parameter is 1000 and for the page parameter is 1. The totalCount field in the response can be used for pagination of the user list E.g. if totalCount is equal to 100 users and the perpage parameter is set to 10 then there are 10 pages of users. The query parameter is optional and it will return results where the query value is contained in one of the name, login or email fields. Query values with spaces need to be URL encoded e.g. query=Jane%20Doe.

The sort param is an optional comma separated list of options to order the search result. Accepted values for the sort filter are: login-asc, login-desc, email-asc, email-desc, name-asc, name-desc, lastSeenAtAge-asc, lastSeenAtAge-desc. By default, if sort is not specified, the user list will be ordered by login, email in ascending order.

Requires basic authentication and that the authenticated user is a Grafana Admin.

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json
{
  "totalCount": 2,
  "users": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Admin",
      "login": "admin",
      "email": "admin@mygraf.com",
      "isAdmin": true,
      "isDisabled": false,
      "lastSeenAt": "2020-04-10T20:29:27+03:00",
      "lastSeenAtAge': "2m",
      "authLabels": ["OAuth"]
    },
    {
      "id": 2,
      "name": "User",
      "login": "user",
      "email": "user@mygraf.com",
      "isAdmin": false,
      "isDisabled": false,
      "lastSeenAt": "2020-01-24T12:38:47+02:00",
      "lastSeenAtAge": "2M",
      "authLabels": []
    }
  ],
  "page": 1,
  "perPage": 10
}

Get single user by Id

GET /api/users/:id

Required permissions

See note in the introduction for an explanation.

ActionScope
users:readglobal.users:*

Example Request:

http
GET /api/users/1 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Requires basic authentication and that the authenticated user is a Grafana Admin.

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "id": "1",
  "email": "user@mygraf.com",
  "name": "admin",
  "login": "admin",
  "theme": "light",
  "orgId": 1,
  "isGrafanaAdmin": true,
  "isDisabled": true,
  "isExternal": false,
  "authLabels": [],
  "updatedAt": "2019-09-09T11:31:26+01:00",
  "createdAt": "2019-09-09T11:31:26+01:00",
  "avatarUrl": ""
}

Get single user by Username(login) or Email

GET /api/users/lookup?loginOrEmail=user@mygraf.com

Required permissions

See note in the introduction for an explanation.

ActionScope
users:readglobal.users:*

Example Request using the email as option:

http
GET /api/users/lookup?loginOrEmail=user@mygraf.com HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Example Request using the username as option:

http
GET /api/users/lookup?loginOrEmail=admin HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Requires basic authentication and that the authenticated user is a Grafana Admin.

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "id": 1,
  "email": "user@mygraf.com",
  "name": "admin",
  "login": "admin",
  "theme": "light",
  "orgId": 1,
  "isGrafanaAdmin": true,
  "isDisabled": false,
  "isExternal": false,
  "authLabels": null,
  "updatedAt": "2019-09-25T14:44:37+01:00",
  "createdAt": "2019-09-25T14:44:37+01:00",
  "avatarUrl":""
}

User Update

PUT /api/users/:id

Required permissions

See note in the introduction for an explanation.

ActionScope
users:writeglobal.users:*

Example Request:

http
PUT /api/users/2 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

{
  "email":"user@mygraf.com",
  "name":"User2",
  "login":"user",
  "theme":"light"
}

Requires basic authentication and that the authenticated user is a Grafana Admin.

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"User updated"}

Get Organizations for user

GET /api/users/:id/orgs

Required permissions

See note in the introduction for an explanation.

ActionScope
users:readglobal.users:*

Example Request:

http
GET /api/users/1/orgs HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Requires basic authentication and that the authenticated user is a Grafana Admin.

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

[
  {
    "orgId":1,
    "name":"Main Org.",
    "role":"Admin"
  }
]

Get Teams for user

GET /api/users/:id/teams

Required permissions

See note in the introduction for an explanation.

ActionScope
users:readglobal.users:*
teams:readteams:*

Example Request:

http
GET /api/users/1/teams HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Requires basic authentication and that the authenticated user is a Grafana Admin.

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

[
  {
    "id":1,
    "orgId":1,
    "name":"team1",
    "email":"",
    "avatarUrl":"/avatar/3fcfe295eae3bcb67a49349377428a66",
    "memberCount":1
  }
]

User

Actual User

GET /api/user

Example Request:

http
GET /api/user HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Requires basic authentication.

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "id":1,
  "email":"admin@mygraf.com",
  "name":"Admin",
  "login":"admin",
  "theme":"light",
  "orgId":1,
  "isGrafanaAdmin":true,
  "isDisabled":false
  "isExternal": false,
  "authLabels": [],
  "updatedAt": "2019-09-09T11:31:26+01:00",
  "createdAt": "2019-09-09T11:31:26+01:00",
  "avatarUrl": ""
}

Change Password

PUT /api/user/password

Changes the password for the user. Requires basic authentication.

Example Request:

http
PUT /api/user/password HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

{
  "oldPassword": "old_password",
  "newPassword": "new_password"
}

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"User password changed"}

Change Password with a Script

If you need to change a password with a script, here is an example of changing the Admin password using curl with basic auth:

bash
curl -X PUT -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{
  "oldPassword": "oldpass",
  "newPassword": "newpass",
  "confirmNew": "newpass"
}' http://admin:oldpass@<your_grafana_host>:3000/api/user/password

Switch user context for a specified user

POST /api/users/:userId/using/:organizationId

Switch user context to the given organization. Requires basic authentication and that the authenticated user is a Grafana Admin.

Example Request:

http
POST /api/users/7/using/2 HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"Active organization changed"}

Switch user context for signed in user

POST /api/user/using/:organizationId

Switch user context to the given organization.

Example Request:

http
POST /api/user/using/2 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"Active organization changed"}

Organizations of the actual User

GET /api/user/orgs

Return a list of all organizations of the current user. Requires basic authentication.

Example Request:

http
GET /api/user/orgs HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

[
  {
    "orgId":1,
    "name":"Main Org.",
    "role":"Admin"
  }
]

Teams that the actual User is member of

GET /api/user/teams

Return a list of all teams that the current user is member of.

Example Request:

http
GET /api/user/teams HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "orgId": 1,
    "name": "MyTestTeam",
    "email": "",
    "avatarUrl": "\/avatar\/3f49c15916554246daa714b9bd0ee398",
    "memberCount": 1
  }
]

Star a dashboard

POST /api/user/stars/dashboard/:dashboardId

Stars the given Dashboard for the actual user.

Example Request:

http
POST /api/user/stars/dashboard/1 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"Dashboard starred!"}

Unstar a dashboard

DELETE /api/user/stars/dashboard/:dashboardId

Deletes the starring of the given Dashboard for the actual user.

Example Request:

http
DELETE /api/user/stars/dashboard/1 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"Dashboard unstarred"}

Auth tokens of the actual User

GET /api/user/auth-tokens

Return a list of all auth tokens (devices) that the actual user currently have logged in from.

Example Request:

http
GET /api/user/auth-tokens HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

[
  {
    "id": 361,
    "isActive": true,
    "clientIp": "127.0.0.1",
    "browser": "Chrome",
    "browserVersion": "72.0",
    "os": "Linux",
    "osVersion": "",
    "device": "Other",
    "createdAt": "2019-03-05T21:22:54+01:00",
    "seenAt": "2019-03-06T19:41:06+01:00"
  },
  {
    "id": 364,
    "isActive": false,
    "clientIp": "127.0.0.1",
    "browser": "Mobile Safari",
    "browserVersion": "11.0",
    "os": "iOS",
    "osVersion": "11.0",
    "device": "iPhone",
    "createdAt": "2019-03-06T19:41:19+01:00",
    "seenAt": "2019-03-06T19:41:21+01:00"
  }
]

Revoke an auth token of the actual User

POST /api/user/revoke-auth-token

Revokes the given auth token (device) for the actual user. User of issued auth token (device) will no longer be logged in and will be required to authenticate again upon next activity.

Example Request:

http
POST /api/user/revoke-auth-token HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

{
  "authTokenId": 364
}

Example Response:

http
HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "message": "User auth token revoked"
}