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Create a Database User for Your Cluster

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You must create a database user to access your cluster. For security purposes, Atlas requires clients to authenticate as MongoDB database users to access clusters.

Database users are separate from Atlas users:

  • Database users can access databases hosted in Atlas.

  • Atlas users can log in to Atlas but do not have access to MongoDB databases.

To create a database user, you must have Organization Owner or Project Owner access to the project.

To add a database user to your cluster:

To learn more about configuring additional database users on your cluster, see Configure Database Users.

Now that you have a database user for your cluster, proceed to Connect to Your Cluster.

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