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Enterprise Open source

Okta OAuth2 authentication

Only available in Grafana v7.0+

The Okta authentication allows your Grafana users to log in by using an external Okta authorization server.

Create an Okta application

Before you can sign a user in, you need to create an Okta application from the Okta Developer Console.

  1. Log in to the Okta portal.

  2. Go to Admin and then select Developer Console.

  3. Select Applications, then Add Application.

  4. Pick Web as the platform.

  5. Enter a name for your application (or leave the default value).

  6. Add the Base URI of your application, such as

  7. Enter values for the Login redirect URI. Use Base URI and append it with /login/okta, for example:

  8. Click Done to finish creating the Okta application.

Enable Okta OAuth in Grafana

  1. Add the following to the Grafana configuration file:
name = Okta
enabled = true
allow_sign_up = true
client_id = some_id
client_secret = some_secret
scopes = openid profile email groups
auth_url = https://<tenant-id>
token_url = https://<tenant-id>
api_url = https://<tenant-id>
allowed_domains =
allowed_groups =
role_attribute_path =

Configure allowed groups and domains

To limit access to authenticated users that are members of one or more groups, set allowed_groups to a comma- or space-separated list of Okta groups.

allowed_groups = Developers, Admins

The allowed_domains option limits access to the users belonging to the specific domains. Domains should be separated by space or comma.

allowed_domains =

Map roles

Grafana can attempt to do role mapping through Okta OAuth. In order to achieve this, Grafana checks for the presence of a role using the JMESPath specified via the role_attribute_path configuration option.

Grafana uses JSON obtained from querying the /userinfo endpoint for the path lookup. The result after evaluating the role_attribute_path JMESPath expression needs to be a valid Grafana role, i.e. Viewer, Editor or Admin. Refer to Organization roles for more information about roles and permissions in Grafana.

Read about how to add custom claims to the user info in Okta. Also, check Generic OAuth page for JMESPath examples.

Team Sync (Enterprise only)

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 name, like Admins.

Learn more about Team Sync