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Configure the MongoDB CLI
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You can define the settings that the MongoDB CLI uses to interact with
MongoDB services like Atlas, Cloud Manager, and Ops Manager by using
the mongocli auth login or mongocli config command. The
first time you run one of these commands, the MongoDB CLI creates a
configuration file called
to store your settings.
To configure the MongoDB CLI:
Add your IP or CIDR block to the API access list for your MongoDB service.
Generate a Programmatic API Key if you don't already have one.
Programmatic API Keys are role-based. Different roles have different privileges and capabilities, and some MongoDB CLI commands are available to some roles but not others. Be sure that the roles assigned to your Programmatic API Key are appropriate for the commands you intend to use.
To learn more about generating a Programmatic API Key for your MongoDB service, see the following documentation:
Set up the
HTTPS_PROXYenvironment variable if your MongoDB CLI installation is behind a firewall and you want to use a proxy URL. MongoDB CLI supports
socks5schemes. In addition, specify
cloud.mongodb.com/as the main target URL in the proxy service's access list. You must specify the username and password also if your proxy configuration enables authentication.
To learn more, see Proxy server.
Edit your configuration file to add or modify profiles.
Set environment variables to enable easier scripting.
Enable autocomplete to see available commands and their syntax directly in your shell.