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You can connect to your cluster in a variety of ways. In this tutorial, you use one of the following methods:
MongoDB Compass, a GUI for your MongoDB data. You can use Compass to explore, modify, and visualize your data.
If you're using the
atlas setup or
atlas quickstart commands
with default options to get started with Atlas, the Atlas CLI
provides you with a
mongosh command to connect to your cluster.
To connect to a cluster, you must be a database user.
Before you start, verify that you have:
You must have a database user set up on your cluster to access your deployment. For security purposes, Atlas requires clients to authenticate as database users to access clusters.
In this section, you get your cluster's connection string from the Atlas UI and connect to your cluster by using your preferred connection method.
Now that you've connected to your cluster, proceed to Insert and View Data in Your Cluster.