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Encrypt User Credentials

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  • Run the shell command to create a pair of encrypted credentials.
  • Enter the password when prompted.
  • Add the encrypted credentials to the conf-mms.properties file.

For configuration settings that store credentials, you can either store the credentials in plain text or use the Ops Manager credentialstool to encrypt the credentials. If you choose to store credentials in plain text, reduce the permissions on the conf-mms.properties file on each server.

This procedure is valid only for SCRAM username and password authentication and (LDAP) PLAIN authentication. It doen't apply to MONGODB-X509 or GSSAPI authentication, both of which use usernames but not passwords.

Note

Protect Plain Text Passwords

If you choose to store credentials in plain text, reduce the permissions on the conf-mms.properties file on each server.

sudo chmod 600 <install_dir>/conf/conf-mms.properties

Important

When installed with rpm or deb packages on Linux systems, the credentialstool tool requires root (sudo) privileges, because it reads the /etc/mongodb-mms/gen.key file. Ops Manager uses the gen.key to encrypt sensitive data in the database and configuration files.

Use the credentialstool to generate encrypted credentials for the MongoDB deployments:

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sudo <install_dir>/bin/credentialstool --username <username>
--password
Variable
Definition
<username>
Your MongoDB username
<install_dir>
Path where Ops Manager was installed.
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The credentialstool then outputs the encrypted credential pair.

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  1. Enter the encrypted credential pair in the mongo.mongoUri settings where needed.

  2. Add the mongo.encryptedCredentials setting and set it to true.

    Example

    mongo.mongoUri=mongodb://da83ex3s:a4fbcf3a1@mydb1.example.net:40000/admin
    mongo.encryptedCredentials=true

    Important

    The conf-mms.properties file can contain multiple mongo.mongoUri settings. If mongo.encryptedCredentials is true, you must encrypt all user credentials found in the various mongo.mongoUri settings.

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