Configuring the WideSky data source.

Configuring the data source

Grafana requires a configured data source before building dashboards. To configure the WideSky data source:

  1. Open the side menu by clicking the Grafana icon in the top header.
  2. In the side menu under the Dashboards link you should find a link named Data Sources.
  3. Click the + Add data source button in the top header.
  4. Select WideSky from the Type drop-down menu.
  5. Complete the fields in the following table.
Name Description
Name The data source name
Default Default data source means that it is pre-selected for new panels
URL The URL of your WideSky, e.g.
Access Server (recommended) or Browser
Client id Your WideSky account Client id
Client Secret Your WideSky account Client Secret
Username The name of your WideSky user
Password WideSky user’s password

Access Mode

Access mode controls how requests to the data source are handled by the browser.

Server access mode (Default)

All requests are made from the browser to Grafana backend/server which in turn forwards the requests to the data source and by that circumvent possible Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) requirements.

Browser access mode

All requests are made from the browser directly to the data source and may be subject to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) requirements. The URL needs to be accessible from the browser if you select this access mode.