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Manage the Database Users 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.

You created a database user when you created your first cluster.

To mange the database users on your cluster, see Configure Database Users.

To learn more about the security features available, see Configure Security Features for Clusters.

Now that you have a database user for your cluster, proceed to Manage the IP Access List.

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