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Grafana EnterpriseFine-grained access controlPermissions

Permissions

A permission is an action and a scope. When creating a fine-grained access control, consider what specific action a user should be allowed to perform, and on what resources (its scope).

To grant permissions to a user, you create a built-in role assignment to map a role to a built-in role. A built-in role assignment modifies to one of the existing built-in roles in Grafana (Viewer, Editor, Admin). For more information, refer to Built-in role assignments.

To learn more about which permissions are used for which resources, refer to Resources with fine-grained permissions.

action
The specific action on a resource defines what a user is allowed to perform if they have permission with the relevant action assigned to it.
scope
The scope describes where an action can be performed, such as reading a specific user profile. In such case, a permission is associated with the scope users:<userId> to the relevant role.

Action definitions

The following list contains fine-grained access control actions.

ActionApplicable scopeDescription
roles:listroles:*List available roles without permissions.
roles:readroles:*
roles:uid:*
Read a specific role with its permissions.
roles:writepermissions:delegateCreate or update a custom role.
roles:deletepermissions:delegateDelete a custom role.
roles.builtin:listroles:*List built-in role assignments.
roles.builtin:addpermissions:delegateCreate a built-in role assignment.
roles.builtin:removepermissions:delegateDelete a built-in role assignment.
reports.admin:createn/aCreate reports.
reports.admin:writereports:*
reports:id:*
Update reports.
reports:deletereports:*
reports:id:*
Delete reports.
reports:readreports:*List all available reports or get a specific report.
reports:sendreports:*Send a report email.
reports.settings:writen/aUpdate report settings.
reports.settings:readn/aRead report settings.
provisioning:reloadprovisioners:*Reload provisioning files. To find the exact scope for specific provisioner, see Scope definitions.
users:readglobal:users:*Read or search user profiles.
users:writeglobal:users:*
global:users:id
Update a user’s profile.
users.teams:readglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Read a user’s teams.
users.authtoken:listglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
List authentication tokens that are assigned to a user.
users.authtoken:updateglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Update authentication tokens that are assigned to a user.
users.password:updateglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Update a user’s password.
users:deleteglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Delete a user.
users:createn/aCreate a user.
users:enableglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Enable a user.
users:disableglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Disable a user.
users.permissions:updateglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Update a user’s organization-level permissions.
users:logoutglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Sign out a user.
users.quotas:listglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
List a user’s quotas.
users.quotas:updateglobal:users:*
global:users:id:*
Update a user’s quotas.
users.roles:listusers:*List roles assigned directly to a user.
users.roles:addpermissions:delegateAssign a role to a user.
users.roles:removepermissions:delegateUnassign a role from a auser.
users.permissions:listusers:*List permissions of a user.
org.users:readusers:*
users:id:*
Get user profiles within an organization.
org.users:addusers:*Add a user to an organization.
org.users:removeusers:*
users:id:*
Remove a user from an organization.
org.users.role:updateusers:*
users:id:*
Update the organization role (Viewer, Editor, or Admin) of an organization.
orgs:readorgs:*
orgs:id:*
Read one or more organizations.
orgs:writeorgs:*
orgs:id:*
Update one or more organizations.
org:createn/aCreate an organization.
orgs:deleteorgs:*
orgs:id:*
Delete one or more organizations.
orgs.quotas:readorgs:*
orgs:id:*
Read organization quotas.
orgs.quotas:writeorgs:*
orgs:id:*
Update organization quotas.
orgs.preferences:readorgs:*
orgs:id:*
Read organization preferences.
orgs.preferences:writeorgs:*
orgs:id:*
Update organization preferences.
ldap.user:readn/aRead users via LDAP.
ldap.user:syncn/aSync users via LDAP.
ldap.status:readn/aVerify the availability of the LDAP server or servers.
ldap.config:reloadn/aReload the LDAP configuration.
status:accesscontrolservices:accesscontrolGet access-control enabled status.
settings:readsettings:*
settings:auth.saml:*
settings:auth.saml:enabled (property level)
Read the Grafana configuration settings
settings:writesettings:*
settings:auth.saml:*
settings:auth.saml:enabled (property level)
Update any Grafana configuration settings that can be updated at runtime.
server.stats:readn/aRead Grafana instance statistics.
datasources:exploren/aEnable access to the Explore tab.
datasources:readn/a
datasources:*
datasources:id:*
datasources:uid:*
datasources:name:*
List data sources.
datasources:queryn/a
datasources:*
datasources:id:*
Query data sources.
datasources.id:readdatasources:*
datasources:name:*
Read data source IDs.
datasources:createn/aCreate data sources.
datasources:writedatasources:*
datasources:id:*
Update data sources.
datasources:deletedatasources:id:*
datasources:uid:*
datasources:name:*
Delete data sources.
datasources.permissions:readdatasources:*
datasources:id:*
List data source permissions.
datasources.permissions:createdatasources:*
datasources:id:*
Create data source permissions.
datasources.permissions:deletedatasources:*
datasources:id:*
Delete data source permissions.
datasources.permissions:toggledatasources:*
datasources:id:*
Enable or disable data source permissions.
licensing:readn/aRead licensing information.
licensing:updaten/aUpdate the license token.
licensing:deleten/aDelete the license token.
licensing.reports:readn/aGet custom permission reports.
serviceaccounts:deleteserviceaccounts:*
serviceaccounts:id:*
Delete one or more service accounts.

Scope definitions

The following list contains fine-grained access control scopes.

ScopesDescriptions
permissions:delegateThe scope is only applicable for roles associated with the Access Control itself and indicates that you can delegate your permissions only, or a subset of it, by creating a new role or making an assignment.
roles:*
roles:uid:*
Restrict an action to a set of roles. For example, roles:* matches any role and roles:uid:randomuid matches only the role whose UID is randomuid.
reports:*
reports:id:*
Restrict an action to a set of reports. For example, reports:* matches any report and reports:id:1 matches the report whose ID is 1.
services:accesscontrolRestrict an action to target only the fine-grained access control service. You can use this in conjunction with the status:accesscontrol actions.
global:users:*
global:users:id:*
Restrict an action to a set of global users. For example, global:users:* matches any user and global:users:id:1 matches the user whose ID is 1.
users:*
users:id:*
Restrict an action to a set of users from an organization. For example, users:* matches any user and users:id:1 matches the user whose ID is 1.
orgs:*
orgs:id:*
Restrict an action to a set of organizations. For example, orgs:* matches any organization and orgs:id:1 matches the organization whose ID is 1.
settings:*Restrict an action to a subset of settings. For example, settings:* matches all settings, settings:auth.saml:* matches all SAML settings, and settings:auth.saml:enabled matches the enable property on the SAML settings.
provisioners:*Restrict an action to a set of provisioners. For example, provisioners:* matches any provisioner, and provisioners:accesscontrol matches the fine-grained access control provisioner.
datasources:*
datasources:id:*
datasources:uid:*
datasources:name:*
Restrict an action to a set of data sources. For example, datasources:* matches any data source, and datasources:name:postgres matches the data source named postgres.
serviceaccounts:*
serviceaccounts:id:*
Restrict an action to a set of service accounts. For example, serviceaccounts:* matches any service account and serviceaccounts:id:1 matches the service account whose ID is 1.