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Connect from the Atlas CLI
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Select a Connection Method
When you connect to an existing Atlas account from the Atlas CLI, you can authenticate with one of the following commands:
Atlas login credentials and an authentication token
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Best for programmatic use
API keys are stored in plaintext in the Atlas CLI configuration file. Your API keys are like passwords. Ensure that you secure the configuration file appropriately.
To create a new Atlas account or onboard an existing account that doesn't have any clusters, see Get Started with Atlas.
Select a use case below to learn more about the available connection options:
Connect With Minimum Required Settings
Select a use case and follow the steps to connect from the Atlas CLI with minimum required settings.
Complete the Prerequisites
Follow These Steps
Select a use case and follow the procedure to quickly connect from the Atlas CLI.
Take the Next Steps
Start using the Atlas CLI commands.
To save connection settings by modifying the default profile or create a different profile, see Save Connection Settings.