Admin API

The Admin HTTP API does not currently work with an API Token. API Tokens are currently only linked to an organization and an organization role. They cannot be given the permission of server admin, only users can be given that permission. So in order to use these API calls you will have to use Basic Auth and the Grafana user must have the Grafana Admin permission. (The default admin user is called admin and has permission to use this API.)

Settings

GET /api/admin/settings

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

GET /api/admin/settings
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "DEFAULT": {
    "app_mode":"production"
  },
  "analytics": {
    "google_analytics_ua_id":"",
    "reporting_enabled":"false"
  },
  "auth.anonymous":{
    "enabled":"true",
    "org_name":"Main Org.",
    "org_role":"Viewer"
  },
  "auth.basic":{
    "enabled":"false"
  },
  "auth.github":{
    "allow_sign_up":"false",
    "allowed_domains":"",
    "allowed_organizations":"",
    "api_url":"https://api.github.com/user",
    "auth_url":"https://github.com/login/oauth/authorize",
    "client_id":"some_id",
    "client_secret":"************",
    "enabled":"false",
    "scopes":"user:email,read:org",
    "team_ids":"",
    "token_url":"https://github.com/login/oauth/access_token"
  },
  "auth.google":{
    "allow_sign_up":"false","allowed_domains":"",
    "api_url":"https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo",
    "auth_url":"https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth",
    "client_id":"some_client_id",
    "client_secret":"************",
    "enabled":"false",
    "scopes":"https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.profile https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.email",
    "token_url":"https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/token"
  },
  "auth.ldap":{
    "config_file":"/etc/grafana/ldap.toml",
    "enabled":"false"
  },
  "auth.proxy":{
    "auto_sign_up":"true",
    "enabled":"false",
    "header_name":"X-WEBAUTH-USER",
    "header_property":"username"
  },
  "dashboards.json":{
    "enabled":"false",
    "path":"/var/lib/grafana/dashboards"
  },
  "database":{
    "host":"127.0.0.1:0000",
    "name":"grafana",
    "password":"************",
    "path":"grafana.db",
    "ssl_mode":"disable",
    "type":"sqlite3",
    "user":"root"
  },
  "emails":{
    "templates_pattern":"emails/*.html",
    "welcome_email_on_sign_up":"false"
  },
  "log":{
    "buffer_len":"10000",
    "level":"Info",
    "mode":"file"
  },
  "log.console":{
    "level":""
  },
  "log.file":{
    "daily_rotate":"true",
    "file_name":"",
    "level":"",
    "log_rotate":"true",
    "max_days":"7",
    "max_lines":"1000000",
    "max_lines_shift":"28",
    "max_size_shift":""
  },
  "paths":{
    "data":"/tsdb/grafana",
    "logs":"/logs/apps/grafana"},
    "security":{
    "admin_password":"************",
    "admin_user":"admin",
    "cookie_remember_name":"grafana_remember",
    "cookie_username":"grafana_user",
    "disable_gravatar":"false",
    "login_remember_days":"7",
    "secret_key":"************"
  },
  "server":{
    "cert_file":"",
    "cert_key":"",
    "domain":"mygraf.com",
    "enable_gzip":"false",
    "enforce_domain":"false",
    "http_addr":"127.0.0.1",
    "http_port":"0000",
    "protocol":"http",
    "root_url":"%(protocol)s://%(domain)s:%(http_port)s/",
    "router_logging":"true",
    "data_proxy_logging":"true",
    "static_root_path":"public"
  },
  "session":{
    "cookie_name":"grafana_sess",
    "cookie_secure":"false",
    "gc_interval_time":"",
    "provider":"file",
    "provider_config":"sessions",
    "session_life_time":"86400"
  },
  "smtp":{
    "cert_file":"",
    "enabled":"false",
    "from_address":"admin@grafana.localhost",
    "from_name":"Grafana",
    "ehlo_identity":"dashboard.example.com",
    "host":"localhost:25",
    "key_file":"",
    "password":"************",
    "skip_verify":"false",
    "user":""
  },
  "users":{
    "allow_org_create":"true",
    "allow_sign_up":"false",
    "auto_assign_org":"true",
    "auto_assign_org_role":"Viewer"
  }
}

Grafana Stats

GET /api/admin/stats

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

GET /api/admin/stats
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "users":2,
  "orgs":1,
  "dashboards":4,
  "snapshots":2,
  "tags":6,
  "datasources":1,
  "playlists":1,
  "stars":2,
  "alerts":2,
  "activeUsers":1
}

Global Users

POST /api/admin/users

Create new user. Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:


POST /api/admin/users HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "name":"User",
  "email":"user@graf.com",
  "login":"user",
  "password":"userpassword"
}

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"id":5,"message":"User created"}

Password for User

PUT /api/admin/users/:id/password

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation. Change password for a specific user.

Example Request:

PUT /api/admin/users/2/password HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

{"password":"userpassword"}

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message": "User password updated"}

Permissions

PUT /api/admin/users/:id/permissions

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

PUT /api/admin/users/2/permissions HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

{"isGrafanaAdmin": true}

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message": "User permissions updated"}

Delete global User

DELETE /api/admin/users/:id

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

DELETE /api/admin/users/2 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{"message": "User deleted"}

Pause all alerts

POST /api/admin/pause-all-alerts

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

POST /api/admin/pause-all-alerts HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "paused": true
}

JSON Body schema:

  • paused – If true then all alerts are to be paused, false unpauses all alerts.

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "state":   "Paused",
  "message": "alert paused",
  "alertsAffected": 1
}

Auth tokens for User

GET /api/admin/users/:id/auth-tokens

Return a list of all auth tokens (devices) that the user currently have logged in from.

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

GET /api/admin/users/1/auth-tokens HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

[
  {
    "id": 361,
    "isActive": false,
    "clientIp": "127.0.0.1",
    "userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.0.3626.119 Safari/537.36",
    "createdAt": "2019-03-05T21:22:54+01:00",
    "seenAt": "2019-03-06T19:41:06+01:00"
  },
  {
    "id": 364,
    "isActive": false,
    "clientIp": "127.0.0.1",
    "userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 11_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/604.1.38 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.0 Mobile/15A372 Safari/604.1",
    "createdAt": "2019-03-06T19:41:19+01:00",
    "seenAt": "2019-03-06T19:41:21+01:00"
  }
]

Revoke auth token for User

POST /api/admin/users/:id/revoke-auth-token

Revokes the given auth token (device) for the user. User of issued auth token (device) will no longer be logged in and will be required to authenticate again upon next activity.

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

POST /api/admin/users/1/revoke-auth-token HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "authTokenId": 364
}

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "message": "User auth token revoked"
}

Logout User

POST /api/admin/users/:id/logout

Logout user revokes all auth tokens (devices) for the user. User of issued auth tokens (devices) will no longer be logged in and will be required to authenticate again upon next activity.

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

POST /api/admin/users/1/logout HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "message": "User auth token revoked"
}

Reload provisioning configurations

POST /api/admin/provisioning/dashboards/reload

POST /api/admin/provisioning/datasources/reload

POST /api/admin/provisioning/notifications/reload

Reloads the provisioning config files for specified type and provision entities again. It won’t return until the new provisioned entities are already stored in the database. In case of dashboards, it will stop polling for changes in dashboard files and then restart it with new configs after returning.

Only works with Basic Authentication (username and password). See introduction for an explanation.

Example Request:

POST /api/admin/provisioning/dashboards/reload HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/json

Example Response:

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "message": "Dashboards config reloaded"
}