Authentication with External Services

In the previous chapter, when delving into the management of users and teams, we briefly examined the options for adding and authenticating users. We also looked at how Grafana can group user memberships into teams, allowing more granular control over permissions to resources such as dashboards, panels, and data sources. Now, out of the box, Grafana provides a very straightforward authentication scheme based on authenticating against a user/password pair. New users can either be created under this scheme or they can add themselves (with a minor configuration change). Grafana provides more than a couple of variations on this mechanism, with varying levels of complexity and security.

However, the use of ...

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