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Automation Configuration Parameters

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  • Configuration Version
  • Download Base
  • MongoDB Versions Specifications
  • Automation
  • MongoDB Processes
  • Cluster Wide
  • Replica Sets
  • Sharded Clusters
  • Cluster Balancer
  • Authentication
  • TLS
  • MongoDB Roles
  • Kerberos
  • Indexes

Note

Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {PROJECT-ID} is the same as your project id. For existing groups, your group/project id remains the same. This page uses the more familiar term group when referring to descriptions. The endpoint remains as stated in the document.

This page describes the parameters that comprise the automation configuration.

To review additional examples, see mms-api-examples.

This lists the version of the automation configuration.

"version" : "<integer>"
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
version
integer
Required
Revision of this automation configuration file.

Cloud Manager downloads automatic versions and runs starting scripts in the directory set in options.downloadBase.

"options" : {
"downloadBase" : "<string>",
}
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
options
object
Required
Path for automatic downloads of new versions.
options.downloadBase
string
Required
Directory on Linux and UNIX platforms for automatic version downloads and startup scripts.

The mongoDbVersions[n] array defines specification objects for the MongoDB instances found in the processes array. Each MongoDB instance in the processes array must have a specification object in this array.

1"mongoDbVersions[n]" : [
2 {
3 "name" : "<string>",
4 "builds" : [
5 {
6 "platform" : "<string>",
7 "url" : "<string>",
8 "gitVersion" : "<string>",
9 "modules" : [ "<string>", ... ],
10 "architecture" : "<string>",
11 "bits" : "<integer>",
12 "win2008plus" : "<Boolean>",
13 "winVCRedistUrl" : "<string>",
14 "winVCRedistOptions" : [ "<string>", ... ],
15 "winVCRedistDll" : "<string>",
16 "winVCRedistVersion" : "<string>"
17 },
18 ...
19 ],
20 },
21 ...
22]
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
mongoDbVersions[n]
array of objects
Required
Specification objects for the MongoDB instances found in the processes array. Each MongoDB instance in processes must have a specification object in mongoDbVersions[n].
mongoDbVersions[n].name
string
Required
Name of the specification object. The specification object is attached to a MongoDB instance through the instance's processes.version parameter in this configuration.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k]
array of objects
Required
Builds available for this MongoDB instance.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].platform
string
Required
Platform for this MongoDB instance.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].url
string
Required
URL from which to download MongoDB for this instance.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].gitVersion
string
Required
Commit identifier that identifies the state of the code used to build the MongoDB process. The MongoDB buildInfo command returns the gitVersion identifier.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].modules
array
Required
List of modules for this version. Corresponds to the modules parameter that the buildInfo command returns.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].architecture
string
Required
Processor's architecture. Cloud Manager accepts amd64 or ppc64le.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].bits
integer
Deprecated
Processor's bus width. Don't remove or make modifications to this parameter.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].win2008plus
Boolean
Optional
Set to true if this is a Windows build that requires either Windows 7 later or Windows Server 2008 R2 or later.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].winVCRedistUrl
string
Optional
URL from which the required version of the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable can be downloaded.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].winVCRedistOptions
array of strings
Optional
String values that list the command-line options to be specified when running the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable installer. Each command-line option is a separate string in the array.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].winVCRedistDll
string
Optional
Name of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime DLL file that the agent checks to determine if a new version of the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable is needed.
mongoDbVersions[n].builds[k].winVCRedistVersion
string
Optional
Minimum version of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime DLL that must be present to skip over the installation of the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable.

agentVersion specifies the version of the MongoDB Agent.

Note

While you can update the MongoDB Agent version through this configuration property, you should use the Update Agent Versions endpoint to ensure your versions are up to date.

"agentVersion" : {
"name" : "<string>",
"directoryUrl" : "<string>"
}
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
agentVersion
object
Optional
Version of the MongoDB Agent to run. If the running version does not match this setting, the MongoDB Agent downloads the specified version, shuts itself down, and starts the new version.
agentVersion.name
string
Optional
Desired version of the MongoDB Agent.
agentVersion.directoryUrl
string
Optional
URL from which to download the MongoDB Agent.

The processes array determines the configuration of your MongoDB instances. Using this array, you can:

  • Restore an instance.

  • Start an initial sync process on one or more MongoDB instances.

1"processes": [{
2 "<args>": {},
3 "alias": "<string>",
4 "authSchemaVersion": "<integer>",
5 "backupRestoreUrl": "<string>",
6 "cluster": "<string>",
7 "defaultRWConcern": {
8 "defaultReadConcern": {
9 "level": "<string>"
10 },
11 "defaultWriteConcern": {
12 "j": "<boolean>",
13 "w": "<string>",
14 "wtimeout": "<integer>"
15 }
16 }
17 "disabled": "<Boolean>",
18 "featureCompatibilityVersion": "<string>",
19 "hostname": "<string>",
20 "lastCompact" : "<dateInIso8601Format>",
21 "lastRestart" : "<dateInIso8601Format>",
22 "lastResync" : "<dateInIso8601Format>",
23 "lastKmipMasterKeyRotation" : "<dateInIso8601Format>",
24 "logRotate": {
25 "sizeThresholdMB": "<number>",
26 "timeThresholdHrs": "<integer>",
27 "numUncompressed": "<integer>",
28 "percentOfDiskspace": "<number>",
29 "numTotal": "<integer>"
30 },
31 "manualMode": "<Boolean>",
32 "name": "<string>",
33 "numCores": "<integer>",
34 "processType": "<string>",
35 "version": "<string>"
36}]
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
processes
array
Required
Contains objects that define the mongos and mongod instances that Cloud Manager monitors. Each object defines a different instance.
processes[n].args2_6
object
Required

MongoDB configuration object for MongoDB versions 2.6 and later.

Note

The processes.args2_6 object accepts most MongoDB settings and parameters for MongoDB versions 2.6 and later. To learn more, see MongoDB Settings and Automation Support.

processes[n].alias
string
Optional
Hostname alias (often a DNS CNAME) for the host on which the process runs. If an alias is specified, the MongoDB Agent prefers this alias over the hostname specified in processes.hostname when connecting to the host. You can also specify this alias in replicaSets.host and sharding.configServer.
processes[n].authSchemaVersion
integer
Required

Schema version of the user credentials for MongoDB database users. This should match all other elements of the processes array that belong to the same cluster.

  • Cloud Manager accepts 3 and 5 for this parameter.

  • MongoDB 3.x and 4.x clusters default to 5.

  • MongoDB 2.6 clusters default to 3.

Tip

See also:

Upgrade to SCRAM-SHA-1 in the MongoDB 3.0 release notes.

processes[n].backupRestoreUrl
string
Optional

Delivery URL for the restore. Cloud Manager sets this when creating a restore. To cancel an in-progress restore operation, set this option to CANCEL.

processes[n].cluster
string
Conditional

Name of the sharded cluster. Set this value to the same value in the sharding.name parameter in the sharding array for the mongos.

defaultRWConcern.defaultReadConcern.level
string
Optional

Consistency and isolation properties set for the data read from replica sets and replica set shards. MongoDB Atlas accepts the following values:

  • "available"

  • "local"

  • "majority"

defaultRWConcern.defaultWriteConcern.j
boolean
Optional
Flag that indicates whether the write acknowledgement must be written to the on-disk journal.
defaultRWConcern.defaultWriteConcern.w
string
Optional

Desired number of mongod instances that must acknowledge a write operation in a replica sets and replica set shards. MongoDB Atlas accepts the following values:

  • Any number 0 or greater

  • "majority"

defaultRWConcern.defaultWriteConcern.wtimeout
number
Optional
Desired time limit for the write concern expressed in milliseconds. Set this value when you set defaultRWConcern.defaultWriteConcern.w to a value greater than 1.
processes[n].disabled
Boolean
Optional
Flag that indicates if this process should be shut down. Set to true to shut down the process.
processes[n].featureCompatibilityVersion
string
Required

Version of MongoDB with which this process has feature compatibility. Changing this value can enable or disable certain features that persist data incompatible with MongoDB versions earlier or later than the featureCompatibilityVersion you choose.

  • Cloud Manager accepts 3.2, 3.6, 4.0 and 4.2 as parameter values. If you have an existing deployment, Cloud Manager only accepts a featureCompatibilityVersion equal to or one release older than the MongoDB version you deployed. To learn which of these parameter values is supported for each MongoDB version, and which features each of these values enable or disable, see setFeatureCompatibilityVersion in the MongoDB Manual.

  • Cloud Manager sets this parameter to match the MongoDB version for new deployments.

  • Cloud Manager doesn't automatically increment this parameter when you upgrade a host from one MongoDB version to the next.

processes[n].hostname
string
Required
Name of the host that serves this process. This defaults to localhost.
processes[n].lastCompact
string
Optional

Timestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when Cloud Manager last reclaimed free space on a cluster's disks. During certain operations, MongoDB might move or delete data but it doesn't free the currently unused space. Cloud Manager reclaims the disk space in a rolling fashion across members of the replica set or shards.

To reclaim this space:

  • Immediately, set this value to the current time as an ISO 8601 timestamp.

  • Later, set this value to a future ISO 8601 timestamp. Cloud Manager reclaims the space after the current time passes the provided timestamp.

To remove any ambiguity as to when you intend to reclaim the space on the cluster's disks, specify a time zone with your ISO 8601 timestamp. For example, to set processes.lastCompact to 28 January 2021 at 2:43:52 PM US Central Standard Time, use "processes.lastCompact" : "2021-01-28T14:43:52-06:00"

processes[n].lastRestart
string
Optional
Timestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when Cloud Manager last restarted this process. If you set this parameter to the current timestamp, Cloud Manager forces a restart of this process after you upload this configuration. If you set this parameter for multiple processes in the same cluster, the Cloud Manager restarts the selected processes in a rolling fashion across members of the replica set or shards.
processes[n].lastResync
string
Optional

Timestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC of the last initial sync process that Cloud Manager performed on the node.

To trigger the init sync process on the node immediately, set this value to the current time as an ISO 8601 timestamp.

Warning

Use this parameter with caution. During initial sync, Automation removes the entire contents of the node's dbPath directory.

If you set this parameter:

  • On the secondary node, the MongoDB Agent checks whether the specified timestamp is later than the time of the last resync, and if confirmed, starts init sync on this node.

    Example

    To set processes.lastResync on the secondary node to 28 May 2021 at 2:43:52 PM US CentralStandard Time, use:

    "processes.lastResync" : "2021-05-28T14:43:52-06:00".

    If the MongoDB Agent confirms that this timestamp is later than the recorded time of the last resync, it starts init sync on the node.

  • On the primary node, the MongoDB Agent waits until you ask the primary node to become the secondary with the rs.stepDown() method, and then starts init sync on this node.

  • On all of the nodes in the same cluster, including the primary, the MongoDB Agent checks whether the specified timestamp is later than the time of the last resync, and if confirmed, starts init sync on the secondary nodes in a rolling fashion. The MongoDB Agent waits until you ask the primary node to become the secondary with the rs.stepDown() method, and then starts init sync on this node.

Tip

See also:

processes[n].lastKmipMasterKeyRotation
string
Optional
Timestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when Cloud Manager last rotated the master KMIP key. If you set this parameter to the current timestamp, Cloud Manager rotate the key after you upload this configuration.
processes[n].logRotate
object
Optional
MongoDB configuration object for rotating the MongoDB logs of a process.
processes[n].logRotate. numTotal
integer
Optional
Total number of log files that Cloud Manager retains. If you don't set this value, the total number of log files defaults to 0. Cloud Manager bases rotation on your other processes.logRotate settings.
processes[n].logRotate. numUncompressed
integer
Optional
Maximum number of total log files to leave uncompressed, including the current log file. The default is 5.
processes[n].logRotate. percentOfDiskspace
number
Optional

Maximum percentage of total disk space that Cloud Manager can use to store the log files expressed as decimal. If this limit is exceeded, Cloud Manager deletes compressed log files until it meets this limit. Cloud Manager deletes the oldest log files first.

The default is 0.02.

processes[n].logRotate. sizeThresholdMB
number
Required
Maximum size in MB for an individual log file before Cloud Manager rotates it. Cloud Manager rotates the log file immediately if it meets the value given in either this sizeThresholdMB or the processes.logRotate.timeThresholdHrs limit.
processes[n].logRotate. timeThresholdHrs
integer
Required

Maximum duration in hours for an individual log file before the next rotation. The time is since the last rotation.

Cloud Manager rotates the log file once the file meets either this timeThresholdHrs or the processes.logRotate.sizeThresholdMB limit.

processes[n].manualMode
Boolean
Optional

Flag that indicates if MongoDB Agent automates this process.

  • This defaults to false.

  • Set to true to disable Automation on this process. The MongoDB Agent takes no further actions on this process.

  • Set to false to enable Automation on this process. The MongoDB Agent automates actions on this process.

processes[n].name
string
Required
Unique name to identify the instance.
processes[n].numCores
integer
Optional
Number of cores that Cloud Manager should bind to this process. The MongoDB Agent distributes processes across the cores as evenly as possible.
processes[n].processType
string
Required
Type of MongoDB process being run. Cloud Manager accepts mongod or mongos for this parameter.
processes[n].version
string
Required
Name of the mongoDbVersions specification used with this instance.

clusterWideConfigurations specifies the parameters to set across a replica set or sharded cluster without requiring a rolling restart.

1"clusterWideConfigurations" : {
2 "<replicaSetID/clusterName>": {
3 "changeStreamOptions": {
4 "preAndPostImages": {
5 "expireAfterSeconds": <integer>
6 }
7 }
8 }
9}
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
replicaSetID/clusterName
object
Optional
The change stream options to apply to the replica set or sharded cluster. MongoDB Agent only checks if this configuration is in a valid JSON format but doesn't check the values for correctness.
changeStreamOptions.preAndPostImages.expireAfterSeconds
number
Required

Retention policy of change stream pre- and post-images in seconds. If you omit the value, the cluster retains the pre- and post-images until it removes the corresponding change stream events from the oplog.

If you remove this value, MongoDB Agent only removes this parameter from its automation configuration, but not from the server.

The replicaSets array defines each replica set's configuration. This field is required for deployments with replica sets.

1"replicaSets":
2[
3 {
4 "_id": "<string>",
5 "protocolVersion": "<string>",
6 "members":
7 [
8 {
9 "_id": "<integer>",
10 "host": "<string>",
11 "arbiterOnly": "<boolean>",
12 "buildIndexes": "<boolean>",
13 "hidden": "<boolean>",
14 "priority": "<number>",
15 "tags": "<object>",
16 "secondaryDelaySecs": "<integer>",
17 "votes": "<number>"
18 },{
19 "_id": "<integer>",
20 "host": "<string>",
21 "arbiterOnly": "<boolean>",
22 "buildIndexes": "<boolean>",
23 "hidden": "<boolean>",
24 "priority": "<number>",
25 "tags": "<object>",
26 "secondaryDelaySecs": "<integer>",
27 "votes": "<number>"
28 },{
29 "_id": "<integer>",
30 "host": "<string>",
31 "arbiterOnly": "<boolean>",
32 "buildIndexes": "<boolean>",
33 "hidden": "<boolean>",
34 "priority": "<number>",
35 "tags": "<object>",
36 "secondaryDelaySecs": "<integer>",
37 "votes": "<number>"
38 }
39 ],
40 "force":
41 {
42 "currentVersion": "<integer>"
43 }
44 }
45]
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
replicaSets
array
Optional

Configuration of each replica set. The MongoDB Agent uses the values in this array to create valid replica set configuration documents. The agent regularly checks that replica sets are configured correctly. If a problem occurs, the agent reconfigures the replica set according to its configuration document. The array can contain the following top-level fields from a replica set configuration document: _id; version; and members.

Tip

replicaSets[n]._id
string
Required
The name of the replica set.
replicaSets[n].protocolVersion
string
Optional
Protocol version of the replica set.
replicaSets[n].members
array
Optional

Objects that define each member of the replica set. The members.host field must specify the host

Tip

Tip

replicaSets[n].members[m]._id
integer
Optional
Any positive integer that indicates the member of the replica set.
replicaSets[n].members[m].host
string
Optional
Hostname, and port number when applicable, that serves this replica set member.
replicaSets[n].members[m].arbiterOnly
boolean
Optional
Flag that indicates whether this replica set member acts as an arbiter.
replicaSets[n].members[m].buildIndexes
boolean
Optional
Flag that indicates whether the mongod process builds indexes on this replica set member.
replicaSets[n].members[m].hidden
boolean
Optional
Flag that indicates whether the replica set allows this member to accept read operations.
replicaSets[n].members[m].priority
number
Optional
Relative eligibility for Cloud Manager to select this replica set member as a primary. Larger number increase eligibility. This value can be between 0 and 1000, inclusive for data-bearing nodes. Arbiters can have values of 0 or 1.
replicaSets[n].members[m].tags
object
Optional
List of user-defined labels and their values applied to this replica set member.
replicaSets[n].members[m].secondaryDelaySecs
integer
Optional
Amount of time in seconds that this replica set memberr should lag behind the primary.
replicaSets[n].members[m].votes
number
Optional
Quantity of votes this replica set member can cast for a replica set election. All data bearing nodes can have 0 or 1 votes. Arbiters always have 1 vote.
replicaSets[n].force
object
Optional

Instructions to the MongoDB Agent to force a replica set to use the Configuration Version specified in replicaSets.force.CurrentVersion.

With this object, the MongoDB Agent can force a replica set to accept a new configuration to recover from a state in which a minority of its members are available.

replicaSets[n].force.currentVersion
integer
Optional

Configuration Version that the MongoDB Agent forces the replica set to use. Set to -1 to force a replica set to accept a new configuration.

Warning

Forcing a replica set reconfiguration might lead to a rollback of majority-committed writes.

Proceed with caution. Contact MongoDB Support if you have questions about the potential impacts of this operation.

The sharding array defines the configuration of each sharded cluster. This parameter is required for deployments with sharded clusters.

1"sharding" : [
2 {
3 "managedSharding" : <boolean>,
4 "name" : "<string>",
5 "configServerReplica" : "<string>",
6 "collections" : [
7 {
8 "_id" : "<string>",
9 "key" : [
10 [ "shard key" ],
11 [ "shard key" ],
12 ...
13 ],
14 "unique" : <boolean>
15 },
16 ...
17 ],
18 "shards" : [
19 {
20 "_id" : "<string>",
21 "rs" : "<string>",
22 "tags" : [ "<string>", ... ]
23 },
24 ...
25 ],
26 "tags" : [
27 {
28 "ns" : "<string>",
29 "min" : [
30 {
31 "parameter" : "<string>",
32 "parameterType" : "<string>",
33 "value" : "<string>"
34 }
35 ],
36 "max" : [
37 {
38 "parameter" : "<string>",
39 "parameterType" : "<string>",
40 "value" : "<string>"
41 }
42 ],
43 "tag" : "<string>"
44 },
45 ...
46 ]
47 },
48 ...
49]
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
sharding
array of objects
Optional
Objects that define the configuration of each sharded cluster. Each object in the array contains the specifications for one cluster. The MongoDB Agent regularly checks each cluster's state against the specifications. If the specification and cluster don't match, the agent will change the configuration of the cluster, which might cause the balancer to migrate chunks.
sharding.managedSharding
boolean
Conditional
Flag that indicates whether Cloud Manager Automation manages all sharded collections and tags in the deployment
sharding.name
string
Conditional
Name of the cluster. This must correspond with the value in processes.cluster for a mongos.
sharding.configServerReplica
string
Conditional

Name of the config server replica set.

You can add this array parameter if your config server runs as a replica set.

If you run legacy mirrored config servers that don't run as a replica set, use sharding.configServer.

sharding.configServer
array of strings
Conditional

Names of the config server hosts. The host names match the names used in each host's processes.name parameter.

If your sharded cluster runs MongoDB 3.4 or later, use sharding.configServerReplica.

Important

MongoDB 3.4 removes support for mirrored config servers.

sharding.collections
array of objects
Conditional
Objects that define the sharded collections and their shard keys.
sharding.collections._id
string
Conditional
namespace of the sharded collection. The namespace is the combination of the database name and the name of the collection. For example, testdb.testcoll.
sharding.collections.key
array of arrays
Conditional

Collection's shard keys. It contains:

  • One array if your cluster uses one shard key.

  • Multiple arrays if your cluster uses a compound shard key.

sharding.collections.unique
boolean
Conditional
Flag that indicates whether MongoDB enforces uniqueness for the shard key.
sharding.shards
array of objects
Conditional
Cluster's shards.
sharding.shards._id
string
Conditional
Name of the shard.
sharding.shards.rs
string
Conditional
Name of the shard's replica set. This is specified in the replicaSets._id parameter.
sharding.shards.tags
array of strings
Conditional

Zones assigned to this shard.

You can add this array parameter if you use zoned sharding.

sharding.tags
array of objects
Conditional
Definition of zones for zoned sharding. Each object in this array defines a zone and configures the shard key range for that zone.
sharding.tags.ns
string
Conditional

Namespace of the collection that uses zoned sharding. The namespace combines the database name and the name of the collection.

Example

testdb.testcoll

sharding.tags.min
array
Conditional

Minimum value of the shard key range.

Specify the field name, field type, and value in a document of the following form.

{
"field" : <string>,
"fieldType" : <string>,
"value" : <string>
}

fieldType must be one of the following:

  • string

  • integer

  • long

  • double

  • decimal

  • date

  • timestamp

  • oid

  • minKey

  • maxKey

value must be passed in as a string value.

To use a compound shard key, specify each field in a separate document, as shown in the example after this table. For more information on shard keys, see Shard Keys in the MongoDB manual.

sharding.tags.max
array
Conditional

Maximum value of the shard key range.

Specify the field name, field type, and value in a document of the following form.

{
"field" : <string>,
"fieldType" : <string>,
"value" : <string>
}

fieldType must be one of the following:

  • string

  • integer

  • long

  • double

  • decimal

  • date

  • timestamp

  • oid

  • minKey

  • maxKey

value must be passed in as a string value.

To use a compound shard key, specify each field in a separate document, as shown in the example after this table. For more information on shard keys, see Shard Keys in the MongoDB manual.

sharding.tags.tag
string
Conditional
Name of the zone associated with the shard key range specified by sharding.tags.min and sharding.tags.max.

Example

The sharding.tags Array with Compound Shard Key

The following example configuration defines a compound shard key range with a min value of { a : 1, b : ab } and a max value of { a : 100, b : fg }. The example defines the range on the testdb.test1 collection and assigns it to zone zone1.

1"tags" : [
2 {
3 "ns" : "testdb.test1",
4 "min" : [
5 {
6 "parameter" : "a",
7 "parameterType" : "integer",
8 "value" : "1"
9 },
10 {
11 "parameter" : "b",
12 "parameterType" : "string",
13 "value" : "ab"
14 }
15 ],
16 "max" : [
17 {
18 "parameter" : "a",
19 "parameterType" : "integer",
20 "value" : "100"
21 },
22 {
23 "parameter" : "b",
24 "parameterType" : "string",
25 "value" : "fg"
26 }
27 ],
28 "tag" : "zone1"
29 }
30]

The balancer object is optional and defines balancer settings for each cluster.

1"balancer": {
2 "<clusterName1>": {},
3 "<clusterName2>": {},
4 ...
5}
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
balancer
object
Optional
Parameters named according to clusters, each parameter containing an object with the desired balancer settings for the cluster. The object uses the stopped and activeWindow parameters, as described in the procedure to schedule the balancing window in this tutorial in the MongoDB manual.

Cloud Manager doesn't require the auth object. This object defines authentication-related settings.

1{
2 "auth": {
3 "authoritativeSet": "<boolean>",
4 "autoUser": "<string>",
5 "autoPwd": "<string>",
6 "disabled": "<boolean>",
7 "deploymentAuthMechanisms": ["<string>", "<string>"],
8 "autoAuthMechanisms": ["<string>"],
9 "key": "<string>",
10 "keyfile": "<string>",
11 "newAutoPwd": "<string>",
12 "newKey": "<string>",
13 "usersDeleted": [{
14 "user": "<string>",
15 "dbs": ["<string>", "<string>"]
16 }],
17 "usersWanted": [{
18 "authenticationRestrictions": [{
19 "clientSource": ["(IP | CIDR range)", "(IP | CIDR range)"],
20 "serverAddress": ["(IP | CIDR range)", "(IP | CIDR range)"]
21 }],
22 "db": "<string>",
23 "initPwd": "<string>",
24 "otherDBRoles": {
25 "<string>": ["<string>", "<string>"]
26 },
27 "roles": [{
28 "db": "<string>",
29 "role": "<string>"
30 }],
31 "pwd": "<string>",
32 "user": "<string>"
33 }]
34 }
35}
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
auth
object
Optional

Defines authentication-related settings.

Note

If you omit this parameter, skip the rest of this section.

auth.authoritativeSet
boolean
Conditional

Sets whether or not Cloud Manager enforces a consistent set of managed MongoDB users and roles in all managed deployments in the project.

auth.authoritativeSet defaults to false.

Required if "auth" : true.

auth.autoUser
string
Conditional

Username that the Automation uses when connecting to an instance.

Required if "auth" : true.

auth.autoPwd
string
Conditional

Password that the Automation uses when connecting to an instance.

Required if "auth" : true.

auth.disabled
boolean
Optional
Flag indicating if auth is disabled. If not specified, disabled defaults to false.
auth.deploymentAuthMechanisms
array of strings
Conditional

Lists the supported authentication mechanisms for the processes in the deployment.

Required if "auth" : true.

Specify:

Value
Authentication Mechanism
MONGODB-CR
SCRAM-SHA-256
MONGODB-X509
PLAIN
GSSAPI
auth.autoAuthMechanisms
array of strings
Conditional

Sets the authentication mechanism used by the Automation. If not specified, disabled defaults to false.

Required if "auth" : true.

Note

This parameter contains more than one element only when it's configured for both SCRAM-SHA-1 and SCRAM-SHA-256.

Specify:

Value
Authentication Mechanism
MONGODB-CR
SCRAM-SHA-256
MONGODB-X509
PLAIN
GSSAPI
auth.key
string
Conditional

Contents of the key file that Cloud Manager uses to authenticate to the MongoDB processes.

Required if "auth" : true and "auth.disabled" : false.

Note

If you change the auth.key value, you must change the auth.keyfile value.

auth.keyfile
string
Conditional

Path and name of the key file that Cloud Manager uses to authenticate to the MongoDB processes.

Required if "auth" : true and "auth.disabled" : false.

Note

If you change the auth.keyfile value, you must change the auth.key value.

auth
.newAutoPwd
string
Optional

New password that the Automation uses when connecting to an instance. To rotate passwords without losing the connection:

  1. Set auth.newAutoPwd and leave auth.autoPwd with its current password.

  2. Wait for the goal state.

  3. auth.newAutoPwd copies over the auth.autoPwd password automatically.

Note

You can set this option only when you include SCRAM-SHA-1 or SCRAM-SHA-256 as one of the authentication mechanisms for the Automation in auth.autoAuthMechanisms.

auth.newKey
string
Optional

Contents of a new key file that you want Cloud Manager to use to authenticate to the MongoDB processes.

When you set this option, Cloud Manager rotates the key that the application uses to authenticate to the MongoDB processes in your deployment. When all MongoDB Agents use the new key, Cloud Manager replaces the value of auth.key with the new key that you provided in auth.newKey and removes auth.newKey from the automation configuration.

auth.usersDeleted
array of objects
Optional
Objects that define the authenticated users to be deleted from specified databases or from all databases. This array must contain auth.usersDeleted.user and auth.usersDeleted.dbs.
auth.usersDeleted[n].user
string
Optional
Username of user that Cloud Manager should delete.
auth.usersDeleted[n].dbs
array of strings
Optional
List the names of the databases from which Cloud Manager should delete the authenticated user.
auth.usersWanted
array of objects
Optional
Contains objects that define authenticated users to add to specified databases. Each object must have the auth.usersWanted[n].db, auth.usersWanted[n].user, and auth.usersWanted[n].roles parameters, and then have exactly one of the following parameters: auth.usersWanted[n].pwd, auth.usersWanted[n].initPwd, or auth.usersWanted[n].userSource.
auth.usersWanted[n].db
string
Conditional
Database to which to add the user.
auth.usersWanted[n].user
string
Conditional
Name of the user that Cloud Manager should add.
auth.usersWanted[n].roles
array
Conditional
List of the roles to be assigned to the user from the user's database, which is specified in auth.usersWanted[n].db.
auth.usersWanted[n].pwd
string
Conditional

32-character hex SCRAM-SHA-1 hash of the password currently assigned to the user.

Cloud Manager doesn't use this parameter to set or change a password.

Required if:

  • "auth" : true,

  • "auth.deploymentAuthMechanisms" : "MONGODB-CR", and

  • "auth.usersWanted[n].initPwd" is unset.

auth.usersWanted[n].initPwd
string
Conditional

Cleartext password that you want to assign to the user.

Required if:

  • "auth" : true,

  • "auth.deploymentAuthMechanisms" : "MONGODB-CR", and

  • "auth.usersWanted[n].pwd" is unset.

auth.usersWanted[n].userSource
string
Deprecated
No longer supported.
auth.usersWanted[n].otherDBRoles
object
Optional
If you assign the user's database "auth.usersWanted[n].db" : "admin", then you can use this object to assign the user roles from other databases as well. The object contains key-value pairs where the key is the name of the database and the value is an array of string values that list the roles be assigned from that database.
auth.usersWanted[n].authenticationRestrictions
array of documents
Optional

Authentication restrictions that the host enforces on the user.

Warning

If a user inherits multiple roles with incompatible authentications restrictions, that user becomes unusable. For example, if a user inherits one role in which the clientSource field is [198.51.100.0] and another role in which the clientSource field is [203.0.113.0], the server is unable to authenticate the user.

For more information about authentication in MongoDB, see Authentication.

auth.usersWanted[n].authenticationRestrictions[k].clientSource
array of strings
Conditional
If present when authenticating a user, the host verifies that the given list contains the client's IP address CIDR range. If the client's IP address is not present, the host does not authenticate the user.
auth.usersWanted[n].authenticationRestrictions[k].serverAddress
array of strings
Conditional
Comma-separated array of IP addresses to which the client can connect. If present, the host verifies that Cloud Manager accepted the client's connection from an IP address in the given array. If the connection was accepted from an unrecognized IP address, the host doesn't authenticate the user.

The ldap object enables LDAP authorization. This object is optional. To learn more, see Enable LDAP Authentication for your Cloud Manager Project.

"ldap": {
"servers": "<host>:<port>, <host>:<port>",
"timeoutMS": "<time>",
"bindMethod": "<sasl/simple>",
"bindSaslMechanisms": "<sasl-mechanism>, <sasl-mechanism>",
"bindQueryUser": <ldap-dn>",
"bindQueryPassword": "<password>",
"userCacheInvalidationPeriod": "<interval>",
"authzQueryTemplate": "<rfc-4516-url>",
"userToDNMapping": [
{
"match": "<ECMAScript-regex>",
"<substition/ldapQuery>": "<DN-string/RFC4516-encoded-LDAP-query>"
}
]
}
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
ldap
object
Optional
Object that contains the settings to enable and configure LDAP authorization.
ldap.servers
string
Conditional
Comma-separated string that contains one or more LDAP servers in <host>:<port> format to execute queries against. You can use setParameter to configure this setting on a running system. For LDAP authorization, you must specify this setting.
ldap.timeoutMS
long
Optional
Amount of time in milliseconds that MongoDB waits for an LDAP server to respond to a request before timing out. You can use setParameter to configure this setting on a running system. By default, MongoDB times out after ten seconds.
ldap.bindMethod
string
Optional
Human-readable string that indicates whether to use simple authentication or an SASL protocol to authenticate itself. You can specify simple or sasl. By default, MongoDB uses simple authentication.
ldap.bindSaslMechanisms
string
Optional
String that contains a comma-separated list of SASL mechanisms for MongoDB to attempt authentication against the LDAP server while binding. By default, MongoDB uses DIGEST-MD5 to bind.
ldap.bindQueryUser
string
Conditional
LDAP entity domain name that MongoDB binds as when it connects to an LDAP server. You can use setParameter to configure this setting on a running system. For MongoDB to bind with authentication credentials, you must specify this setting.
ldap.bindQueryPassword
string
Conditional
Password that MongoDB binds with when it connects to an LDAP server. You can use setParameter to configure this setting on a running system. For MongoDB to bind with a password, you must specify this setting.
ldap.userCacheInvalidationPeriod
integer
Optional
Interval that MongoDB waits between user cache flushes. When the external user cache is flushed, the next operation that an LDAP authorized user makes requires a reaquisition of roles. If you specify a high value, you might decrease the load on your LDAP servers and increase the amount of time needed to synchronize MongoDB roles with LDAP group membership. By default, MongoDB waits 30 seconds between cache flushes.
ldap.authzQueryTemplate
string
Conditional
RFC 4516 formatted URL of the LDAP query to execute to obtain LDAP groups relative to the ldap.server setting. In this URL, the placeholder token string {USER} is replaced with the acquired user domain name. You can use setParameter to configure this setting on a running system. For LDAP authorization, you must specify this setting.
ldap.userToDNMapping
array
Optional
JSON-formatted array that contains the ordered transformations that MongoDB applies to authenticate MongoDB user names to match their domain names. You can specify this setting if you use an alternate authentication method, or if the user name passed to MongoDB for authentication doesn't match the LDAP domain name. You can use setParameter to configure this setting on a running system. By default, MongoDB uses user names as the domain names for automatic LDAP authorization.

The tls object enables TLS for encrypting connections. This object is optional.

"tls" : {
"CAFilePath" : "<string>"
}
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
tls
object
Optional

Enables TLS for encrypting connections. To use TLS, choose a package that supports TLS.

All platforms that support MongoDB Enterprise also support TLS.

tls.CAFilePath
string
Conditional
Absolute file path to the certificate used to authenticate through TLS. Required if you set tls.clientCertificateMode.
tls.clientCertificateMode
string
Conditional
Declaration as to whether connections to Cloud Manager require a TLS certificate. Cloud Manager accepts OPTIONAL and REQUIRE. Required if you set tls.CAFilePath.

The roles array is optional and describes user-defined roles.

1"roles" : [
2 {
3 "role" : "<string>",
4 "db" : "<string>",
5 "privileges" : [
6 {
7 "resource" : { ... },
8 "actions" : [ "<string>", ... ]
9 },
10 ...
11 ],
12 "roles" : [
13 {
14 "role" : "<string>",
15 "db" : "<string>"
16 }
17 ]
18 "authenticationRestrictions" : [
19 {
20 "clientSource": [("<IP>" | "<CIDR range>"), ...],
21 "serverAddress": [("<IP>" | "<CIDR range>"), ...]
22 }, ...
23 ]
24 },
25 ...
26]
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
roles
array of objects
Optional
Roles and privileges that MongoDB has assigned to a cluster's user-defined roles. Each object describes a different user-defined role. Objects in this array contain the same fields as documents in the system roles collection, except for the _id field.
roles[n].role
string
Conditional
Name of the user-defined role.
roles[n].db
string
Conditional
Database to which the user-defined role belongs.
roles[n].privileges
array of documents
Conditional
Privileges this role can perform.
roles[n].privileges[k].resource
string
Conditional
Specifies the resources upon which the privilege actions apply.
roles[n].privileges[k].actions
string
Conditional

Actions permitted on the resource.

Tip

roles[n].roles
array of documents
Conditional
Roles from which this role inherits privileges.
roles[n].authenticationRestrictions
array of documents
Optional

Authentication restrictions that the MongoDB server enforces on this role.

Warning

If a user inherits multiple roles with incompatible authentications restrictions, that user becomes unusable. For example, if a user inherits one role in which the clientSource field is [198.51.100.0] and another role in which the clientSource field is [203.0.113.0], the server is unable to authenticate the user.

For more information about authentication in MongoDB, see Authentication.

roles[n].authenticationRestrictions[k].clientSource
array of strings
Conditional
If present, when authenticating a user, the MongoDB server verifies that the client's IP address is either in the given list or belongs to a CIDR range in the list. If the client's IP address is not present, the MongoDB server does not authenticate the user.
roles[n].authenticationRestrictions[k].serverAddress
array of strings
Conditional
Comma-separated array of IP addresses to which the client can connect. If present, the MongoDB server verifies that it accepted the client's connection from an IP address in the given array. If the MongoDB server accepts a connection from an unrecognized IP address, the MongoDB server does not authenticate the user.

The kerberos object is optional and defines a kerberos service name used in authentication.

"kerberos": {
"serviceName": "<string>"
}
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
kerberos
object
Optional
Key-value pair that defines the kerberos service name agents use to authenticate via kerberos.
kerberos.serviceName
string
Required

Label that sets:

The indexConfigs array is optional and defines indexes to be built for specific replica sets.

1"indexConfigs": [{
2 "key": [
3 ["<string>", "<value>"]
4 ],
5 "rsName": "<string>",
6 "dbName": "<string>",
7 "collectionName": "<string>",
8 "collation": {
9 "locale": "<string>",
10 "caseLevel": <boolean>,
11 "caseFirst": "<string>",
12 "strength": <number>,
13 "numericOrdering": <boolean>,
14 "alternate": "<string>",
15 "maxVariable": "<string>",
16 "normalization": <boolean>,
17 "backwards": <boolean>
18 },
19 "options": {
20 "<key>": "<value>"
21 }
22}]
Name
Type
Necessity
Description
indexConfigs
array of objects
Optional
Specific indexes to be built for specific replica sets.
indexConfigs.key
array of arrays
Required
Keys in the index. This "array of arrays" contains a single array if the index has just one key.
indexConfigs.rsName
string
Required
Replica set on which MongoDB builds the index.
indexConfigs.dbName
string
Required
Database that MongoDB indexes.
indexConfigs.collectionName
string
Required
Collection that MongoDB indexes.
indexConfigs.collation
object
Optional

Language-specific rules to use when sorting and matching strings if the index uses collation.

If you include the indexConfigs.collation object, you must include the indexConfigs.collation.locale parameter. All other parameters are optional.

If you don't include the indexConfigs.collation object, the index can't include collation.

indexConfigs.collation.locale
string
Required

Locale that the ICU defines.

The MongoDB Server Manual lists the supported locales in its Collation Locales and Default Parameters section.

To specify simple binary comparison, set this value to simple.

indexConfigs.collation.caseLevel
boolean
Optional

Flag that indicates how the index uses case comparison.

If you set this parameter to true, the index uses case comparison.

This parameter applies only if you set indexConfigs.collation.strength to 1 or 2.

Tip

See also:

indexConfigs.collation.caseFirst
string
Optional

Sort order of case differences during tertiary level comparisons.

The MongoDB Server Manual lists the possible values in its Collation section.

indexConfigs.collation.strength
number
Optional

Level of comparison to perform. Corresponds to ICU Comparison Levels.

The MongoDB Server Manual lists the possible values in its Collation section.

indexConfigs.collation.numericOrdering
boolean
Optional

Flag that indicates how to compare numeric strings.

Value
Collation Method
Example
true
numeric strings compared as numbers
10 > 2.
false
numeric strings compared as strings
10 < 2.

The default is false.

Tip

See also:

indexConfigs.collation.alternate
string
Optional

Setting that determines how collation should consider whitespace and punctuation as base characters during comparisons.

The MongoDB Server Manual lists the possible values in its Collation section.

indexConfigs.collation.maxVariable
string
Optional

Characters the index can ignore. This parameter applies only if indexConfigs.collation.alternate is set to shifted.

The MongoDB Server Manual lists the possible values in its Collation section.

indexConfigs.collation.normalization
boolean
Optional

Flag that indicates if the text should be normalized.

If you set this parameter to true, collation:

Tip

See also:

Tip

See also:

indexConfigs.collation.backwards
boolean
Optional

Flag that indicates how the index should handle diacritic strings.

Tip

See also:

indexConfigs.options
document
Required
Index options that the MongoDB Go Driver supports.
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