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Enterprise Open source

Configure 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
icon = 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 =
use_pkce = true


IETF’s RFC 7636 introduces “proof key for code exchange” (PKCE) which provides additional protection against some forms of authorization code interception attacks. PKCE will be required in OAuth 2.1.

You can disable PKCE in Grafana by setting use_pkce to false in the[auth.okta] section.

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.

  1. To enable the Refresh Token, grant type in the General Settings section.
  2. Extend the scopes in [auth.okta] with offline_access.

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. For more information about roles and permissions in Grafana, refer to Roles and permissions.

Warning: Currently if no organization role mapping is found for a user, Grafana doesn’t update the user’s organization role. This is going to change in Grafana 10. To avoid overriding manually set roles, enable the oauth_skip_org_role_update_sync option. See configure-grafana for more information.

On first login, if therole_attribute_path property does not return a role, then 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. It denies user access if no role or an invalid role is returned.

Warning: With Grafana 10, on every login, if therole_attribute_path property does not return a role, then the user is assigned the role specified by the auto_assign_org_role option.

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

Map server administrator privileges

Available in Grafana v9.2 and later versions.

If the application role received by Grafana is GrafanaAdmin, Grafana grants the user server administrator privileges.
This is useful if you want to grant server administrator privileges to a subset of users.
Grafana also assigns the user the Admin role of the default organization.

The setting allow_assign_grafana_admin under [auth.okta] must be set to true for this to work.
If the setting is set to false, the user is assigned the role of Admin of the default organization, but not server administrator privileges.

allow_assign_grafana_admin = true


role_attribute_path = contains(groups[*], 'admin') && 'GrafanaAdmin' || contains(groups[*], 'editor') && 'Editor' || 'Viewer'

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