Organization Roles

Users can be belong to one or more organizations. A user’s organization membership is tied to a role that defines what the user is allowed to do in that organization.

Admin Role

Can do everything scoped to the organization. For example:

  • Add & Edit data sources.
  • Add & Edit organization users & teams.
  • Configure App plugins & set org settings.

Editor Role

  • Can create and modify dashboards & alert rules. This can be disabled on specific folders and dashboards.
  • Cannot create or edit data sources nor invite new users.

Viewer Role

  • View any dashboard. This can be disabled on specific folders and dashboards.
  • Cannot create or edit dashboards nor data sources.

This role can be tweaked via Grafana server setting viewers_can_edit. If you set this to true users with Viewer can also make transient dashboard edits, meaning they can modify panels & queries but not save the changes (nor create new dashboards). Useful for public Grafana installations where you want anonymous users to be able to edit panels & queries but not save or create new dashboards.