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Configure a Network Connection

After creating your cluster, Atlas directs you to a page called Security Quickstart. In the previous guide, we completed the first section, which added a user to the database.

In this guide, you will configure a network connection with the last section of the page.

Time required: 5 minutes

  • A MongoDB account. See Sign Up for a MongoDB Account.

  • An Atlas cluster. See Create a Cluster.

1

In the Where would you like to connect from? section, select the box labeled My Local Environment.

network-env
2

In the box labeled Add entries to your IP Access List, click Add My Current IP Address.

network-ip

Now, you see your IP address at the bottom of the box.

network-added
3

After clicking the Finish and Create button at the bottom of the page, you see the following modal:

network-complete

If you successfully completed the procedure in this guide, you have configured a network connection and finished the Security Quickstart.

In the next guide, you will load our sample data into your cluster.

What's Next
Load Sample Data
5 mins

Load our sample data into your cluster to quickly get started experimenting with data in MongoDB.

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Chapter 1
Atlas
  • Sign Up for a MongoDB Account
  • Create a Cluster
  • Add a Database User
  • Configure a Network Connection
  • Load Sample Data
  • Get Connection String
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