Fine-grained access control
Note: Fine-grained access control is in beta, and you can expect changes in future releases.
Fine-grained access control provides a standardized way of granting, changing, and revoking access when it comes to viewing and modifying Grafana resources, such as users and reports. Fine-grained access control works alongside the current Grafana permissions, and it allows you granular control of users’ actions.
Fine-grained access control considers a) who has an access (
identity), and b) what they can do and on which Grafana resource (
You can grant, change, or revoke access to users (
identity). When an authenticated user tries to access a Grafana resource, the authorization system checks the required fine-grained permissions for the resource and determines whether or not the action is allowed. Refer to Fine-grained permissions for a complete list of available permissions.
Refer to Assign roles to learn about grant or revoke access to your users.
Resources with fine-grained permissions
Fine-grained access control is available for the following capabilities:
- Use Explore mode
- Manage users
- Manage LDAP authentication
- Manage data sources
- Manage data source permissions
- Manage a Grafana Enterprise license
- Provision Grafana
- Manage reports
- View server information
Enable fine-grained access control
Enable in config file
[feature_toggles] # enable features, separated by spaces enable = accesscontrol
Enable with an environment variable
You can use
GF_FEATURE_TOGGLES_ENABLE = accesscontrol environment variable to override the config file configuration and enable fine-grained access control.
Refer to Configuring with environment variables for more information.
Verify if enabled
You can verify if fine-grained access control is enabled or not by sending an HTTP request to the Check endpoint.
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