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Create an Atlas Account

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  • Considerations
  • Prerequisites
  • Register a new Atlas Account
  • Log in to Your Atlas Account
  • Create an Atlas Organization and Project
  • Next Steps

Estimated completion time: 5 minutes

Register for an Atlas account using your GitHub account, your Google account or your email address.

To register with and log in to Atlas, you can use one -- and only one -- of the following options:

  • Your email account

  • Your GitHub account

  • Your Google account

Note

If your company uses Configure Federated Authentication, you must use your company email address.

If you register with your GitHub Account, the following differences apply when using your GitHub account with Atlas:

  • GitHub manages your user details, email address, and password. You can't change this information using the Atlas console or API.

  • GitHub manages your 2FA. You can't use Atlas multi-factor authentication and won't be prompted for an Atlas 2FA verification when you log into Atlas. GitHub should verify your identity using GitHub 2-Step Verification.

  • If you linked your Atlas account to your GitHub Account, you can unlink these accounts in Atlas.

If you register with your Google Account, the following differences apply when using your Google account with Atlas:

  • Google manages your user details, email address, and password. You can't change this information using the Atlas console or API.

  • Google manages your 2FA. You can't use Atlas multi-factor authentication and won't be prompted for an Atlas 2FA verification when you log into Atlas. Google should verify your identity using Google 2-Step Verification.

  • If you linked your Atlas account to your Google Account, you can unlink these accounts in Atlas.

If you use MongoDB Cloud Manager, use your Cloud Manager credentials to log in to Atlas. You can then create a new Atlas project from Cloud Manager.

If you try to register with Github, you must have an public email address associated with your GitHub account. Atlas returns an error if you attempt to register without a public email address.

To set a public GitHub email address:

  1. After you log into GitHub, click Settings on your profile menu. Your Public Profile page should display.

  2. Select one email address from the Public email dropdown in your Public Profile.

    If GitHub greys out this dropdown menu:

    1. Click Emails from the left-side menu.

    2. Clear the Keep my email addresses private box.

    3. Return to the Public Profile page and select an email address from the Public email dropdown.

  3. Click Update profile to save the changes.

Select a tab based on how you would like to register your account:

Select a tab based on how you would like to log in:

Create an Atlas organization and then create a project in this organization. You will deploy your first cluster in this project.

With your Atlas account, open the organization and its project, and then proceed to Deploy a Free Cluster.

Tip

See also:

To learn about shortcuts you can use to navigate your new Atlas account, see Atlas Goto.

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