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Grafana Cloud Enterprise Open source

Configure Okta OIDC authentication

There are numerous authentication methods available in Grafana to verify user identity. The authentication configuration dictates which users can access Grafana and the methods they can use for logging in. You can also configure Grafana to automatically update users’ roles and team memberships in Grafana based on the information returned by the auth provider integration.

When deciding on an authentication method, it’s important to take into account your current identity and access management system as well as the specific authentication and authorization features you require. For a complete list of the available authentication options and the features they support, refer to Configure authentication.

Before you begin

To follow this guide, ensure you have permissions in your Okta workspace to create an OIDC app.

Create an Okta app

  1. From the Okta Admin Console, select Create App Integration from the Applications menu.

  2. For Sign-in method, select OIDC - OpenID Connect.

  3. For Application type, select Web Application and click Next.

  4. Configure New Web App Integration Operations:

    • App integration name: Choose a name for the app.
    • Logo (optional): Add a logo.
    • Grant type: Select Authorization Code and Refresh Token.
    • Sign-in redirect URIs: Replace the default setting with the Grafana Cloud Okta path, replacing <YOUR_ORG> with the name of your Grafana organization: https://<YOUR_ORG> For on-premises installation, use the Grafana server URL: http://<my_grafana_server_name_or_ip>:<grafana_server_port>/login/okta.
    • Sign-out redirect URIs (optional): Replace the default setting with the Grafana Cloud Okta path, replacing <YOUR_ORG> with the name of your Grafana organization: https://<YOUR_ORG> For on-premises installation, use the Grafana server URL: http://<my_grafana_server_name_or_ip>:<grafana_server_port>/logout.
    • Base URIs (optional): Add any base URIs
    • Controlled access: Select whether to assign the app integration to everyone in your organization, or only selected groups. You can assign this option after you create the app.
  5. Make a note of the following:

    • ClientID
    • Client Secret
    • Auth URL For example: https://<TENANT_ID>
    • Token URL For example: https://<TENANT_ID>
    • API URL For example: https://<TENANT_ID>

Configure Okta to Grafana Cloud role mapping

  1. In the Okta Admin Console, select Directory > Profile Editor.

  2. Select the Okta Application Profile you created previously (the default name for this is <App name> User).

  3. Select Add Attribute and fill in the following fields:

    • Data Type: string
    • Display Name: Meaningful name. For example, Grafana Role.
    • Variable Name: Meaningful name. For example, grafana_role.
    • Description (optional): A description of the role.
    • Enum: Select Define enumerated list of values and add the following:
      • Display Name: Admin Value: Admin
      • Display Name: Editor Value: Editor
      • Display Name: Viewer Value: Viewer

    The remaining attributes are optional and can be set as needed.

  4. Click Save.

  5. (Optional) You can add the role attribute to the default User profile. To do this, please follow the steps in the Optional: Add the role attribute to the User (default) Okta profile section.

Configure Groups claim

  1. In the Okta Admin Console, select Application > Applications.
  2. Select the OpenID Connect application you created.
  3. Go to the Sign On tab and click Edit in the OpenID Connect ID Token section.
  4. In the Group claim type section, select Filter.
  5. In the Group claim filter section, leave the default name groups (or add it if the box is empty), then select Matches regex and add the following regex: .*.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click the Back to applications link at the top of the page.
  8. From the More button dropdown menu, click Refresh Application Data.

Optional: Add the role attribute to the User (default) Okta profile

If you want to configure the role for all users in the Okta directory, you can add the role attribute to the User (default) Okta profile.

  1. Return to the Directory section and select Profile Editor.
  2. Select the User (default) Okta profile, and click Add Attribute.
  3. Set all of the attributes in the same way you did in Step 3.
  4. Select Add Mapping to add your new attributes. For example, user.grafana_role -> grafana_role.
  5. To add a role to a user, select the user from the Directory, and click Profile -> Edit.
  6. Select an option from your new attribute and click Save.
  7. Update the Okta integration by setting the Role attribute path (role_attribute_path in Terraform and config file) to <YOUR_ROLE_VARIABLE>. For example: role_attribute_path = grafana_role (using the configuration).

Configure Okta authentication client using the Grafana UI


Available in Public Preview in Grafana 10.4 behind the ssoSettingsApi feature toggle.

As a Grafana Admin, you can configure Okta OAuth2 client from within Grafana using the Okta UI. To do this, navigate to Administration > Authentication > Okta page and fill in the form. If you have a current configuration in the Grafana configuration file then the form will be pre-populated with those values otherwise the form will contain default values.

After you have filled in the form, click Save. If the save was successful, Grafana will apply the new configurations.

If you need to reset changes you made in the UI back to the default values, click Reset. After you have reset the changes, Grafana will apply the configuration from the Grafana configuration file (if there is any configuration) or the default values.


If you run Grafana in high availability mode, configuration changes may not get applied to all Grafana instances immediately. You may need to wait a few minutes for the configuration to propagate to all Grafana instances.

Refer to configuration options for more information.

Configure Okta authentication client using the Terraform provider


Available in Public Preview in Grafana 10.4 behind the ssoSettingsApi feature toggle. Supported in the Terraform provider since v2.12.0.
resource "grafana_sso_settings" "okta_sso_settings" {
  provider_name = "okta"
  oauth2_settings {
    name                  = "Okta"
    auth_url              = "https://<okta tenant id>"
    token_url             = "https://<okta tenant id>"
    api_url               = "https://<okta tenant id>"
    client_id             = "CLIENT_ID"
    client_secret         = "CLIENT_SECRET"
    allow_sign_up         = true
    auto_login            = false
    scopes                = "openid profile email offline_access"
    role_attribute_path   = "contains(groups[*], 'Example::DevOps') && 'Admin' || 'None'"
    role_attribute_strict = true
    allowed_groups        = "Example::DevOps,Example::Dev,Example::QA"

Go to Terraform Registry for a complete reference on using the grafana_sso_settings resource.

Configure Okta authentication client using the Grafana configuration file

Ensure that you have access to the Grafana configuration file.


To integrate your Okta OIDC provider with Grafana using our Okta OIDC integration, follow these steps:

  1. Follow the Create an Okta app steps to create an OIDC app in Okta.

  2. Refer to the following table to update field values located in the [auth.okta] section of the Grafana configuration file:

    client_idThese values must match the client ID from your Okta OIDC app.
    auth_urlThe authorization endpoint of your OIDC provider. https://<okta-tenant-id>
    token_urlThe token endpoint of your Okta OIDC provider. https://<okta-tenant-id>
    api_urlThe user information endpoint of your Okta OIDC provider. https://<tenant-id>
    enabledEnables Okta OIDC authentication. Set this value to true.
  3. Review the list of other Okta OIDC configuration options and complete them as necessary.

  4. Optional: Configure a refresh token:

    a. Extend the scopes field of [auth.okta] section in Grafana configuration file with the refresh token scope used by your OIDC provider.

    b. Enable the refresh token at the Okta application settings.

  5. Configure role mapping.

  6. Optional: Configure team synchronization.

  7. Restart Grafana.

    You should now see a Okta OIDC login button on the login page and be able to log in or sign up with your OIDC provider.

The following is an example of a minimally functioning integration when configured with the instructions above:

name = Okta
icon = okta
enabled = true
allow_sign_up = true
client_id = <client id>
scopes = openid profile email offline_access
auth_url = https://<okta tenant id>
token_url = https://<okta tenant id>
api_url = https://<okta tenant id>
role_attribute_path = grafana_role
role_attribute_strict = true
allowed_groups = "Example::DevOps" "Example::Dev" "Example::QA"

Configure a refresh token

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 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.

To enable the Refresh Token head over the Okta application settings and:

  1. Under General tab, find the General Settings section.
  2. Within the Grant Type options, enable the Refresh Token checkbox.

At the configuration file, extend the scopes in [auth.okta] section with offline_access and set use_refresh_token to true.

Configure role mapping

Note: Unless skip_org_role_sync option is enabled, the user’s role will be set to the role retrieved from the auth provider upon user login.

The user’s role is retrieved using a JMESPath expression from the role_attribute_path configuration option against the api_url (/userinfo OIDC endpoint) endpoint payload.

If no valid role is found, the user is assigned the role specified by the auto_assign_org_role option. You can disable this default role assignment by setting role_attribute_strict = true. This setting denies user access if no role or an invalid role is returned.

To allow mapping Grafana server administrator role, use the allow_assign_grafana_admin configuration option. Refer to configuration options for more information.

In Create an Okta app, you created a custom attribute in Okta to store the role. You can use this attribute to map the role to a Grafana role by setting the role_attribute_path configuration option to the custom attribute name: role_attribute_path = grafana_role.

If you want to map the role based on the user’s group, you can use the groups attribute from the user info endpoint. An example of this is role_attribute_path = contains(groups[*], 'Example::DevOps') && 'Admin' || 'None'. You can find more examples of JMESPath expressions on the Generic OAuth page for JMESPath examples.

To learn about adding custom claims to the user info in Okta, refer to add custom claims.

Configure team synchronization (Enterprise only)

Note: Available in Grafana Enterprise and Grafana Cloud.

By using Team Sync, you can link your Okta groups to teams within Grafana. This will automatically assign users to the appropriate teams.

Map your Okta groups to teams in Grafana so that your users will automatically be added to the correct teams.

Okta groups can be referenced by group names, like Admins or Editors.

To learn more about Team Sync, refer to Configure Team Sync.

Configuration options

The following table outlines the various Okta OIDC configuration options. You can apply these options as environment variables, similar to any other configuration within Grafana.

enabledNoEnables Okta OIDC authentication.false
nameNoName that refers to the Okta OIDC authentication from the Grafana user interface.Okta
iconNoIcon used for the Okta OIDC authentication in the Grafana user interface.okta
client_idYesClient ID provided by your Okta OIDC app.
client_secretYesClient secret provided by your Okta OIDC app.
auth_urlYesAuthorization endpoint of your Okta OIDC provider.
token_urlYesEndpoint used to obtain the Okta OIDC access token.
api_urlYesEndpoint used to obtain user information.
scopesNoList of comma- or space-separated Okta OIDC scopes.openid profile email groups
allow_sign_upNoControls Grafana user creation through the Okta OIDC login. Only existing Grafana users can log in with Okta OIDC if set to false.true
auto_loginNoSet to true to enable users to bypass the login screen and automatically log in. This setting is ignored if you configure multiple auth providers to use auto-login.false
role_attribute_pathNoJMESPath expression to use for Grafana role lookup. Grafana will first evaluate the expression using the Okta OIDC ID token. If no role is found, the expression will be evaluated using the user information obtained from the UserInfo endpoint. The result of the evaluation should be a valid Grafana role (Viewer, Editor, Admin or GrafanaAdmin). For more information on user role mapping, refer to Configure role mapping.
role_attribute_strictNoSet to true to deny user login if the Grafana role cannot be extracted using role_attribute_path. For more information on user role mapping, refer to Configure role mapping.false
skip_org_role_syncNoSet to true to stop automatically syncing user roles. This will allow you to set organization roles for your users from within Grafana manually.false
allowed_groupsNoList of comma- or space-separated groups. The user should be a member of at least one group to log in.
allowed_domainsNoList comma- or space-separated domains. The user should belong to at least one domain to log in.
use_pkceNoSet to true to use Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE). Grafana uses the SHA256 based S256 challenge method and a 128 bytes (base64url encoded) code verifier.true
use_refresh_tokenNoSet to true to use refresh token and check access token expiration.false