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Configure Google OAuth2 authentication

To enable Google OAuth2 you must register your application with Google. Google will generate a client ID and secret key for you to use.

Create Google OAuth keys

First, you need to create a Google OAuth Client:

  1. Go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials.
  2. Click Create Credentials, then click OAuth Client ID in the drop-down menu
  3. Enter the following:
  4. Click Create
  5. Copy the Client ID and Client Secret from the ‘OAuth Client’ modal

Enable Google OAuth in Grafana

Specify the Client ID and Secret in the Grafana configuration file. For example:

[auth.google]
enabled = true
allow_sign_up = true
auto_login = false
client_id = CLIENT_ID
client_secret = CLIENT_SECRET
scopes = https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.profile https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.email
auth_url = https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth
token_url = https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/token
allowed_domains = mycompany.com mycompany.org
hosted_domain = mycompany.com

You may have to set the root_url option of [server] for the callback URL to be correct. For example in case you are serving Grafana behind a proxy.

Restart the Grafana back-end. You should now see a Google login button on the login page. You can now login or sign up with your Google accounts. The allowed_domains option is optional, and domains were separated by space.

You may allow users to sign-up via Google authentication by setting the allow_sign_up option to true. When this option is set to true, any user successfully authenticating via Google authentication will be automatically signed up.

You may specify a domain to be passed as hd query parameter accepted by Google’s OAuth 2.0 authentication API. Refer to Google’s OAuth documentation.

Configure refresh token

Available in Grafana v9.3 and later versions.

Note: This feature is behind the accessTokenExpirationCheck feature toggle.

When a user logs in using an OAuth provider, Grafana verifies that the access token has not expired. When an access token expires, Grafana uses the provided refresh token (if any exists) to obtain a new access token.

Grafana uses a refresh token to obtain a new access token without requiring the user to log in again. If a refresh token doesn’t exist, Grafana logs the user out of the system after the access token has expired.

By default, Grafana includes the access_type=offline parameter in the authorization request to request a refresh token.

Configure automatic login

Set auto_login option to true to attempt login automatically, skipping the login screen. This setting is ignored if multiple auth providers are configured to use auto login.

auto_login = true

Skip organization role sync

We do not currently sync roles from Google and instead set the AutoAssigned role to the user at first login. To manage your user’s organization role from within Grafana, set skip_org_role_sync to true.

[auth.google]
# ..
skip_org_role_sync = true