To access Atlas, you must have an Atlas user account. If you are an existing MongoDB Cloud Manager user, you can use your Cloud Manager credentials.
To access an organization or a project within that organization, a user must be a member of that organization. Depending on the user's role in the organization, the Atlas user may be required to be a member of the project as well to access a project.
To access database deployments in a project, users must belong to that project. Users can belong to multiple projects.
Within an organization, you can group users into teams. Users can belong to multiple teams. Teams can be assigned to multiple projects, and team members' access to the project is determined by the team's project role.
Atlas users are separate from database users. Database users can access MongoDB databases, while Atlas users can access the Atlas application itself.
Atlas provides a hierarchy based on organizations and projects to facilitate the management of your Atlas database deployments. Groups are now known as Projects. You can put multiple Projects under an Organization.
In the organizations and projects hierarchy, an organization can contain multiple projects (previously referred to as groups). Under this structure:
Billing happens at the organization level while preserving visibility into usage in each project.
You can view all projects within an organization.
You can use teams to bulk assign organization users to projects within the organization.
Previously, users managed deployments by groups, where each group was managed separately even if a user belonged multiple groups.
Groups are now projects in the organizations and projects hierarchy. With the organizations projects hierarchy, you can create multiple projects in an organization.
By having multiple projects within an organization, you can:
Isolate different environments (for instance, development/qa/prod environments) from each other.
Associate different users or teams with different environments, or give different permissions to users in different environments.
Maintain separate cluster security configurations. For example:
Create/manage different sets of database user credentials for each project.
Isolate networks in different VPCs.
Create different alert settings. For example, configure alerts for Production environments differently than Development environments.
Database Deployments are now associated with projects. As before, database deployments must have unique names within projects.
Each Atlas project supports up to 25 database deployments. Please contact Atlas support for questions or assistance regarding the database deployment limit. To contact support, select Support from the left-hand navigation bar of the Atlas UI.
User must be a member of an organization to access the organization or a project within that organization. Depending on the user's role in the organization, the Atlas user may be also required to be a member of the project in order to access a project.
At the organization level, you can group users into teams. You can use teams to bulk assign organization users to projects within the organization.
To learn more about managing access to your Atlas organizations and projects, see the following pages: