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MongoDB provides the Realm Command Line Interface (
realm-cli) to manage
your Realm apps programmatically. You can authenticate a MongoDB Cloud
User with an API key for your project. Generate an API key through the
access manager in your MongoDB Cloud account.
The MongoDB Cloud Access Manager allows you to manage access to your project for users, teams, and API Keys. Use the Project Access Manager by clicking the Project Access tab on the access manager dropdown on your screen's top left-hand side.
Project Users can log in using the Realm CLI tool with a Project API Key. Create a project API Key by clicking the grey Create API Key button on the right-hand side of the Project Access Manager.
Clicking this button will navigate you to the "Create API Key" screen. Set a description for your key and a project permission. The various project permissions are described on the right hand side of the screen and can be changed at a later time. Copy the public key to use later in order to log in. Click next to continue configuring your key details.
Copy your Private Key to a safe location for later use. For security, the Private Key will not be visible again after initialization. Another security feature is the API Access List. Creating an API Access List entry ensures that API calls originate from permitted IPs.
The IP Address of the user who will be using the API Key is required to use the key. Click the Add Access List Entry button. Type in the IP Address or click the Use Current IP Address buttton and click save. Finally, click the done button on your screen's lower right-hand to finish setting up your API key.