Custom HTTP headers for InfluxDB


(Starting a separate topic, but to recap, I work for an energy supplier in the UK, looking at using an IoTaWatt to simulate smart meter data as part of a trial we’re running.)

Is it possible to add custom HTTP headers to the InfluxDB interface? Specifically, we want to add an authentication header that will be interpreted by a proxy that sits in front of a multi-tenant InfluxDB instance to limit exposure to the broader internet.


Not sure if you have seen the latest influxdb implementation. It allows you to specify user and password and if so, will generate a standard authentication header:

Authentication: Basic <base64(user:password)>

This is what influx uses. Are you saying you would need something else?


Ah ha, that sounds perfect. Thank you.