Grafana LDAP Authentication

In my adventure to add centralized authentication to a portion of my infrastructure, I decided to add Grafana to my list of apps using LDAP. I have had a Grafana/Influx/Telegraf stack up in my infrastructure for a long time and have no intention of removing it, so its a perfect candidate for this treatment.

While Grafana includes some enterprise features for purchase, we will just be using the free features available. These can be used to setup basic authentication for login, and roles based on LDAP groups. This can provide admin, viewer, and editor capabilities. For my instance, I’ll be focusing on a basic admin user, with all other LDAP logins from my server going to the viewer role.

  • Admin
    • Administrator user
  • Editor
    • edit and view dashboards
  • Viewer
    • view dashboards
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