Data Source Permissions

Data source permissions is only available in Grafana Enterprise. Read more about Grafana Enterprise.

Data source permissions allows you to restrict access for users to query a data source. For each data source there is a permission page that makes it possible to enable permissions and restrict query permissions to specific Users and Teams.

Restricting Access - Enable Permissions

By default, permissions are disabled for data sources and a data source in an organization can be queried by any user in that organization. For example a user with Viewer role can still issue any possible query to a data source, not just those queries that exist on dashboards he/she has access to.

When permissions are enabled for a data source in an organization you will restrict admin and query access for that data source to admin users in that organization.

To enable permissions for a data source:

  1. Navigate to Configuration / Data Sources.
  2. Select the data source you want to enable permissions for.
  3. Select the Permissions tab and click on the Enable button.

Allow users and teams to query a data source

After you have enabled permissions for a data source you can assign query permissions to users and teams which will allow access to query the data source.

Assign query permission to users and teams:

  1. Navigate to Configuration / Data Sources.
  2. Select the data source you want to assign query permissions for.
  3. Select the Permissions tab.
  4. click on the Add Permission button.
  5. Select Team/User and find the team/user you want to allow query access and click on the Save button.

Restore Default Access - Disable Permissions

If you have enabled permissions for a data source and want to return data source permissions to the default, i.e. data source can be queried by any user in that organization, you can disable permissions with a click of a button. Note that all existing permissions created for data source will be deleted.

To disable permissions for a data source:

  1. Navigate to Configuration / Data Sources.
  2. Select the data source you want to disable permissions for.
  3. Select the Permissions tab and click on the Disable Permissions button.