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Grafana HTTP API

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Grafana HTTP API Data Source for Grafana


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The Grafana HTTP API Data Source for Grafana allows retrieving data from local and remote Grafana instances via HTTP API.

Annotations and Alerts tutorial for Grafana with Timescale | How to and Demo to reveal the basics


  • Grafana 9 and Grafana 10 are required for major version 2.
  • Grafana 8.5 and Grafana 9 are required for major version 1.

Getting Started

The Grafana HTTP API Data Source can be installed from the Grafana Catalog or utilizing the Grafana command line tool.

For the latter, use the following command.

grafana-cli plugins install volkovlabs-grapi-datasource


The Grafana HTTP API Data source requires Grafana URL and a Token or API key to establish the connection to the organization and get relevant data.


  • Connects to Local and Remote Grafana instances via HTTP API using API Keys and Tokens.
  • Allows to get Health information.
  • Allows to retrieve Annotations, Alerts, and Data Sources.


ConfigurationExplains configuration settings for the Data Source.
ProvisioningDemonstrates how to automatically provision the Data Source.
FeaturesDemonstrates panel features.
Release NotesStay up to date with the latest features and updates.


This is an introductory video for anyone interested in Grafana Alerts and Annotations.

Annotations, Alerts, and Annotation queries in Grafana explained | HTTP API Data Source


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Apache License Version 2.0, see LICENSE.

Installing Grafana HTTP API on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.

Change Log

2.2.0 (2023-09-19)

Features / Enhancements

  • Move API methods under feature flag to support various Grafana versions (#53)
  • Add an option to disable Alert Rules in Annotations (#55)
  • Add a values field from annotation text (#30)

2.1.0 (2023-09-10)

Features / Enhancements

  • Refactor API and increase test coverage (#50)
  • Update ESLint configuration (#50)
  • Add Local mode to access local instance (#51)
  • Add Organization Users (#52)

2.0.0 (2023-07-17)

Breaking changes

  • Requires Grafana 9 and Grafana 10

Features / Enhancements

  • Update to Grafana 10.0.2 (#31, #40, #45, #47)
  • Add Annotations Tutorial to README (#33)
  • Add Authentication to Getting Started (#36)
  • Add exception handling for Alert Rules in Annotations (#39)
  • Update tests with testing-library/react (#42)
  • Add tests for Components and datasource (#44)
  • Migrate to Plugin Tools 1.5.2 (#45)
  • Update to Node 18 and npm (#45)
  • Add E2E Cypress testing (#48)

1.2.0 (2023-03-30)

Features / Enhancements

  • Add formatted Annotation labels for Alerts (#19)
  • Update Annotation Limit to 100 by default (#19)
  • Add Alert Rules and UID for Alerts Annotations (#20)
  • Update Scoped Variables for Annotations (#21)
  • Add Variable Support (#25)
  • Update provisioning for testing Alerts (#26, #28)
  • Add Annotations Tutorial (#29)

1.1.0 (2023-03-15)

Features / Enhancements

  • Update to Grafana 9.4.3 (#13)
  • Update Bearer token plugin configuration (#13)
  • Signed as community plugin (#14)
  • Update Grafana types and description (#15)

1.0.0 (2023-03-02)

Features / Enhancements

  • Initial release based on Volkov Labs Abc Data source template
  • Update README and configuration (#1)
  • Add Postgres for Alerting (#2)
  • Add Annotations (#3)
  • Update name to Grafana HTTP API (#4)
  • Improve Annotations and update to Timescale (#5)
  • Improve Data Source to check Organization (#6)
  • Add Notifications and increase Test Coverage (#7)
  • Add Annotation filters (#8)
  • Add Annotation Alert States filter (#9)
  • Add Health and Data Sources (#10)
  • Update README to prepare for the release (#11, #12)