Authentication API

Tokens

Currently you can authenticate via an API Token or via a Session cookie (acquired using regular login or oauth).

Basic Auth

If basic auth is enabled (it is enabled by default) you can authenticate your HTTP request via standard basic auth. Basic auth will also authenticate LDAP users.

curl example:

?curl http://admin:admin@localhost:3000/api/org
{"id":1,"name":"Main Org."}

Create API Token

Open the sidemenu and click the organization dropdown and select the API Keys option.

You use the token in all requests in the Authorization header, like this:

Example:

GET http://your.grafana.com/api/dashboards/db/mydash HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Authorization: Bearer eyJrIjoiT0tTcG1pUlY2RnVKZTFVaDFsNFZXdE9ZWmNrMkZYbk

The Authorization header value should be Bearer <your api key>.