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Enable OIDC Authentication for your Cloud Manager Project

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Cloud Manager enables you to configure the Authentication Mechanisms that all clients, including the Cloud Manager Agents, use to connect to your MongoDB deployments. You can enable multiple authentication mechanisms for each of your projects, but you must choose only one mechanism for the Agents.

MongoDB Enterprise allows authentication using OIDC. To authenticate with OIDC, you must first register your OIDC or OAuth application with an IdP that supports OIDC standard, such as as Azure AD, Okta, and Ping Identity.

OIDC application registration steps can vary based on your IdP. Ensure that you complete the following items during your registration process:


Register a new application for MongoDB Atlas.

Make sure to select public client/native application as the client type.


Set the Redirect URL value to http://localhost:27097/redirect.


Add or enable groups claim.

This assures that your access tokens contain the group membership information of the user authenticating. MongoDB uses the values sent in groups claim for authorization.


Optional: Allow refresh tokens if you want MongoDB clients to refresh the tokens for a better user experience.


Optional: Configure access token lifetime (exp claim) to align with your database connection session time.

Once you register your application, save the issuer, clientId and audience values to use in the next stage of the OIDC IdP configuration.


To enable OIDC authentication, you must:

  • Use mongosh 1.9.1 or later.

  • Use MongoDB 7.0 or later.

  • Configure at least one other authentication mechanism with MongoDB Agent.


    The MongoDB Agent cannot connect to your cluster via OIDC. You must enable an additional auth mechanism for the MongoDB Agent. If Cloud Manager doesn’t manage Monitoring or Backup, you must manually configure them to use the alternative authentication mechanism.



If you want to reset Authentication and TLS settings for your project, first unmanage any MongoDB deployments that Cloud Manager manages in your project.

Configure OIDC Authentication


Optional: Specify the TLS Settings.

Field Action
MongoDB Deployment Transport Layer Security (TLS) Toggle this slider to ON.
TLS CA File Path

The TLS Certificate Authority file is a .pem-format certificate file that contains the root certificate chain from the Certificate Authority. The MongoDB Agent uses this same Certificate Authority file to connect to every item in your deployment.


The encrypted private key for the .pem certificate file must be in PKCS #1 format. The MongoDB Agent doesn’t support the PKCS #8 format.

Type the file path to the TLS Certificate Authority file on every host running a MongoDB process:

  • Type the file path on all Linux hosts in the first box.
  • Type the file path on all Windows hosts in the second box.

This enables the net.tls.CAFile setting for the MongoDB processes in the project.

Click Validate to test that each host in your deployment has a TLS Certificate Authority at the paths you specified.

Client Certificate Mode

Select if client applications or MongoDB Agents must present a TLS certificate when connecting to a TLS-enabled MongoDB deployments. Each MongoDB deployment checks for certificates from these client hosts when they try to connect. If you choose to require the client TLS certificates, make sure they are valid.

Accepted values are:

Optional Every client may present a valid TLS certificate when connecting to MongoDB deployments. MongoDB Agents might use TLS certificates if you don’t set the mongod tlsMode to None.
Required Every MongoDB deployment in this project starts with TLS-encrypted network connections. All Agents must use TLS to connect to any MongoDB deployment.

TLS is not required for use with Federated Auth (OIDC) authentication.


Choose the authentication mechanism.

In the MongoDB Deployment Authentication Mechanism section, select Federated Auth (OIDC).


Configure the OIDC Authorization Settings.

Provide the following values:

Setting Necessity Value
Audience Required Specify who your OIDC provider intends the token for.
Issuer URI Required Issuer value provided by your registered IdP application. Using this URI, MongoDB finds an OpenID Provider Configuration Document, which should be available in the /.wellknown/open-id-configuration endpoint.
Client ID Required Unique identifier for your registered application. Enter the clientId value from the app you registered with OIDC IdP.
Requested Scopes Optional

Tokens that give users permission to request data from the authorization endpoint.

For each additional scope you want to add, click Add more scopes.

User Claim Optional

The identifier of the claim that includes the user principal identity. Accept the default value unless your IdP uses a different claim.

Default: sub

Groups Claim Optional

The identifier of the claim that includes the principal’s IdP user group membership information. Accept the default value unless your IdP uses a different claim, or you need a custom claim.

Default: groups


Click Save Settings.


Click Review & Deploy to review your changes.


Click Confirm & Deploy to deploy your changes.

Otherwise, click Cancel and you can make additional changes.

Configure OIDC Authorization

MongoDB does not explicitly create database users for OIDC. It maps OIDC users to MongoDB roles based on their groups.

To create a database role for an OIDC group:


Click Add New Role.


Create the OIDC role.

  1. Enter the following fields:

    Field Necessity Description
    Identifier Required

    In the database box, enter admin.

    In the name box, enter your projectId and group name from your IdP separated by a slash /:

    Inherits From Optional A list of role name and database pairs. The format for these pairs are roleName@dbName.
    Authentication Restrictions Optional A list of IP addresses or CIDR notations that you want to restrict from your IdP.
  2. Click Add Role.

Revoke JWKS


Don’t use this feature to rotate your signing keys. When you rotate your OIDC IdP signing keys, MongoDB fetches the JWKS automatically upon expiration of the existing access tokens.

If your private key is compromised, you can immediately revoke your JSON Web Key Sets (JWKS) cached in MongoDB nodes:


Navigate to the Security Settings dialog for your deployment.

  1. If it is not already displayed, select the organization that contains your desired project from the office icon Organizations menu in the navigation bar.
  2. If it is not already displayed, select your desired project from the Projects menu in the navigation bar.
  3. If it is not already displayed, click Deployment in the sidebar.
  4. Click the Security tab.
  5. Click the Settings tab.

Revoke your JWKS token.

  1. Scroll to the OIDC Connection and Authorization (Required for OIDC) section.

  2. Click the REVOKE JWKS button.


    This button is idle if there is no IdP configured.

  3. In the Revoke JWKS tokens? modal, click Revoke.