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Enterprise Open source

Add a user

Add users when you want to manually provide individuals with access to Grafana.

When you create a user using this method, you must create their password. The user does not receive a notification by email. To invite a user to Grafana and allow them to create their own password, invite a user to join an organization.

When you configure advanced authentication using Oauth, SAML, LDAP, or the Auth proxy, users are created automatically.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that you have Grafana server administrator privileges

To add a user:

  1. Sign in to Grafana as a server administrator.
  2. Hover your cursor over the Server Admin (shield) icon until a menu appears, and click Users.
  3. Click New user.
  4. Complete the fields and click Create user.

When you create a user, the system assigns the user viewer permissions in a default organization, which you can change. You can now add a user to a second organization.

Note: If you have organization administrator permissions and not server administrator permissions, you can still add users by inviting a user to join an organization.