Configure a data source connection proxy
Grafana provides support for proxying data source connections through a Secure Socks5 Tunnel. This enables you to securely connect to data sources hosted in a different network than Grafana.
To make use of this functionality, you need to deploy a socks5 proxy server that supports TLS on a machine exposed to the public internet within the same network as your data source. From there, Grafana establishes a mutually trusted connection from Grafana to the Proxy. Then the Proxy can proxy the Grafana connection to your private server without exposing your data sources to the public internet.
- You can configure only one socks5 proxy per Grafana instance
- All built-in core data sources are compatible, but not all external data sources are. For a list of supported data sources, refer to private data source connect.
Before you begin
To complete this task, you must first deploy a socks proxy server that supports TLS, is publicly accessible, and is hosted within the same network as the data source.
For Grafana to send data source connections to the socks5 server, use the following table to configure the
secure_socks_datasource_proxysection of the
Key Description Example
Enable this feature in Grafana true
The file path of the root ca cert /etc/ca.crt
The file path of the client private key /etc/client.key
The file path of the client public key /etc/client.crt
The domain name of the proxy, used for SNI proxy.grafana.svc.cluster.local
The address of the proxy localhost:9090
Disable TLS in the socks proxy false
Set up a data source and configure it to send data source connections through the proxy.
Additionally, you can set the socks5 username and password by adding
secureSocksProxyUsernamein the data source json and
secureSocksProxyPasswordin the secure data source json.