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The Environment Data Source is a plugin for Grafana that returns environment variables to display on your dashboard or use as Variables to retrieve data.


  • Grafana 8.5+, Grafana 9.0+ is required for version 2.X.
  • Grafana 8.0+ is required for version 1.X.

Getting Started

Environment Data Source is not included in the Grafana Catalog. It can be installed manually from our Private Repository or downloaded directly from the GitHub:

grafana-cli --repo plugins install volkovlabs-env-datasource

Plugin is signed for Grafana running on http://localhost:3000. if you are using different URL, take a look at Allow Unsigned Plugins.


  • Returns Environment Variables.
  • Allows to filter unnecessary or secured variables using Regex.



Grafana supports managing data sources by adding one or more YAML config files in the provisioning/datasources folder.

Example of provisioning the Environment Data Source with a filter GF_ to return only Grafana related variables.

- name: Environment
type: volkovlabs-env-datasource
access: proxy
isDefault: true
orgId: 1
version: 1
editable: true
filter: GF_


We love to hear from users, developers, and the whole community interested in this plugin. These are various ways to get in touch with us:

  • Ask a question, request a new feature, and file a bug with GitHub issues.
  • Sponsor our open-source plugins for Grafana with GitHub Sponsor.
  • Star the repository to show your support.


  • Apache License Version 2.0, see LICENSE.