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Enterprise Authentication Mechanisms

In addition to the authentication mechanisms offered, MongoDB Enterprise provides integration with the following authentication mechanisms.

Kerberos Authentication

MongoDB Enterprise supports authentication using a Kerberos service. Kerberos is an industry standard authentication protocol for large client/server systems.

To use MongoDB with Kerberos, you must have a properly configured Kerberos deployment, configured Kerberos service principals for MongoDB, and added Kerberos user principal to MongoDB.

For more information on Kerberos and MongoDB, see:

LDAP Proxy Authority Authentication

MongoDB Enterprise (excluding Windows version) supports proxy authentication through a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) service.

LDAP support for user authentication requires proper configuration of the saslauthd daemon process as well as the MongoDB server.

For more information on LDAP and MongoDB, see