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Configure the Connections to the Application Database

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  • Prerequisites
  • Configure Ops Manager to Authenticate with Application Databases
  • Configure TLS Connections to Application Database

If your Ops Manager Application Database uses authentication or TLS, update the connection settings from Ops Manager to the Ops Manager Application database in the conf-mms.properties file.

This tutorial assumes you deployed the Ops Manager Application Database and configured it to use authentication, TLS, or both.

Tip

See also:

To learn how to deploy MongoDB with access control or to use TLS, see Security Concepts in the MongoDB manual.

Ops Manager can authenticate with the Ops Manager Application databases using one of the following methods:

Using MongoDB Community

  • Username and Password (MONGODB-CR/SCRAM-SHA-1/SCRAM-SHA-256)

  • LDAP

  • X.509 Client Certificates

Using MongoDB Enterprise

  • Username and Password (MONGODB-CR/SCRAM-SHA-1/SCRAM-SHA-256)

  • LDAP

  • Kerberos

  • X.509 Client Certificates

If your Ops Manager Application database uses authentication, you must configure Ops Manager to be able to connect to the database.

1

Open the conf-mms.properties file in your preferred text editor with root privileges.

This file configures Ops Manager's connection to the Ops Manager Application Database.

2

mongo.mongoUri contains the connection string used to access the Ops Manager Application Database. The connection string must include the following when applicable:

  • All members of the replica set, if the Ops Manager Application database is a replica set.

  • Authentication credentials for the authentication mechanism used on the Ops Manager Application database.

The mongo.mongoUri reference provides examples of the connection string format for each authentication mechanism and details the required permissions for the connecting user.

These include any connection string options that a MongoDB database could use. These options include, but aren't limited to, TLS, set read and write concerns, and authentication.

Example

For an Ops Manager Application Database using Kerberos authentication, the mongo.mongoUri setting might resemble:

mongo.mongoUri=mongodb://username%40REALM.example.net@mydb1.example.net:
40000/?authMechanism=GSSAPI
3

Edit the following settings in conf-mms.properties:

4

If the Ops Manager Application Database runs using TLS, proceed to the SSL configuration tutorial.

Restart Ops Manager using the appropriate command for your platform:

To enable TLS connections to the Ops Manager Application database, follow this procedure.

1

This file configures Ops Manager's connection to the Ops Manager Application Database.

2

Configure the following settings in conf-mms.properties:

Option
Setting
Set this to true to indicate that the Ops Manager Application Database is using TLS/SSL.
Specify the PEM file that contains the root certificate chain from the Certificate Authority that signed the MongoDB server certificate.

If the MongoDB instance is running with --sslCAFile option, specify the PEM file containing an x.509 certificate and private key.

The Extended Key Usage field of that certificate should include TLS Web client authentication.

If the client PEM file contains an encrypted private key, specify the password for PEM file. To encrypt this password in the configuration file, use the Ops Manager credentialstool tool. See credentialstool.
3

Restart Ops Manager using the appropriate command for your platform:

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