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Enterprise Open source

Fine-grained access control

Note: Fine-grained access control is in beta, and you can expect changes in future releases.

Fine-grained access control provides a standardized way of granting, changing, and revoking access when it comes to viewing and modifying Grafana resources, such as users and reports. Fine-grained access control works alongside the current Grafana permissions, and it allows you granular control of users’ actions.

To learn more about how fine-grained access control works, refer to Roles and Permissions. To use the fine-grained access control system, refer to Fine-grained access control usage scenarios.

Access management

Fine-grained access control considers a) who has an access (identity), and b) what they can do and on which Grafana resource (role).

You can grant, change, or revoke access to users (identity). When an authenticated user tries to access a Grafana resource, the authorization system checks the required fine-grained permissions for the resource and determines whether or not the action is allowed. Refer to Fine-grained permissions for a complete list of available permissions.

Refer to Assign roles to learn about grant or revoke access to your users.

Resources with fine-grained permissions

Fine-grained access control is available for the following capabilities:

To learn about specific endpoints where you can use fine-grained access control, refer to Permissions and to the relevant API documentation.

Enable fine-grained access control

Fine-grained access control is available behind the accesscontrol feature toggle in Grafana Enterprise 8.0+. You can enable it either in a config file or by configuring an environment variable.

Enable in config file

In your config file, add accesscontrol as a feature_toggle.

# enable features, separated by spaces
enable = accesscontrol

Enable with an environment variable

You can use GF_FEATURE_TOGGLES_ENABLE = accesscontrol environment variable to override the config file configuration and enable fine-grained access control.

Refer to Configuring with environment variables for more information.

Verify if enabled

You can verify if fine-grained access control is enabled or not by sending an HTTP request to the Check endpoint.