Dashboard folders - Amazon Managed Grafana

Dashboard folders

This documentation topic is designed for Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 8.x.

For Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 9.x, see Working in Grafana version 9.

Folders are a way to organize and group dashboards. This is useful if you have a lot of dashboards or if multiple teams use the same Grafana workspace.

Creating a folder

To create a folder, do one of the following:

  • On the side menu, under the + icon, choose the Create Folder link.

  • On the Manage Dashboards page, choose the Create Folder button.

On the Create Folder page, enter a unique name for the folder, and then choose Create.

When saving a dashboard, you can either choose an existing folder or create a new folder.

Manage dashboards

On the Manage Dashboards page, you can perform a variety of tasks:

  • Create a folder.

  • Create a dashboard.

  • Move dashboards into folders.

  • Delete multiple dashboards.

  • Navigate to a folder page (where you can set permissions for a folder or its dashboards).

Dashboard Folder page

To open a Dashboard Folder page, choose the cog icon that appears when you pause on a folder in the dashboard list in the search results or on the Manage Dashboards page.

The Dashboard Folder page is similar to the Manage Dashboards page. On the Dashboard Folder page, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Move or delete dashboards in a folder.

  • Rename a folder (on the Settings tab).

  • Set permissions for the folder (inherited by dashboards in the folder).


Permissions can be assigned to a folder and inherited by the dashboards that it contains. An Access Control List (ACL) is used where Organization Role, Team and Individual User can be assigned permissions. For more information, see Dashboard and folder permissions.