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Enable multi-tenancy

Tempo is a multi-tenant distributed tracing backend. It supports multi-tenancy through the use of a header: X-Scope-OrgID.

If you’re interested in setting up multi-tenancy, consult the multi-tenant example in the repo. This example uses the following settings to achieve multi-tenancy in Tempo.

Note Multi-tenancy on ingestion is currently only working with GPRC and this may never change. It is strongly recommended to use the OpenTelemetry Collector to support multi-tenancy.

Configure multi-tenancy

  1. Configure the OTEL Collector to attach the X-Scope-OrgID header on push:

          x-scope-orgid: foo-bar-baz
  2. Configure the Tempo data source in Grafana to pass the tenant with the same header:

    - name: Tempo-Multitenant
        httpHeaderName1: 'X-Scope-OrgID'
        httpHeaderValue1: 'foo-bar-baz'
  3. Enable multi-tenancy on Tempo backend, set the following configuration value on all Tempo components:

    multitenancy_enabled: true

    or from the command line:


    This option will force all Tempo components to require the X-Scope-OrgID header.