User Authentication Overview

Grafana provides many ways to authenticate users. Some authentication integrations also enable syncing user permissions and org memberships.

OAuth Integrations

LDAP integrations

Auth proxy

  • Auth Proxy If you want to handle authentication outside Grafana using a reverse proxy.

Grafana Auth

Grafana of course has a built in user authentication system with password authentication enabled by default. You can disable authentication by enabling anonymous access. You can also hide login form and only allow login through an auth provider (listed above). There is also options for allowing self sign up.

Anonymous authentication

You can make Grafana accessible without any login required by enabling anonymous access in the configuration file.


enabled = true

# Organization name that should be used for unauthenticated users
org_name = Main Org.

# Role for unauthenticated users, other valid values are `Editor` and `Admin`
org_role = Viewer

If you change your organization name in the Grafana UI this setting needs to be updated to match the new name.

Basic authentication

Basic auth is enabled by default and works with the built in Grafana user password authentication system and LDAP authentication integration.

To disable basic auth:

enabled = false

Disable login form

You can hide the Grafana login form using the below configuration settings.

disable_login_form ⁼ true

Hide sign-out menu

Set to the option detailed below to true to hide sign-out menu link. Useful if you use an auth proxy.

disable_signout_menu = true