Add MongoDB to your application

Add MongoDB to your application

To add a MongoDB instance to your application:

  1. Open the application from the Dashboard.
  2. Click on Data Sources in the left-hand nav
  3. Click on Add Source in the sub-nav
  4. Click the green + Add Data Source button and select MongoDB
  5. A drawer will open from the left, with configuration options for the server.
  6. Click Add Server to start the process

If you need more help, please read our how-to guide on managing databases in Cloud 66.

Managing users in MongoDB

We support MongoDB authentication by default, and so we will generate a database user and admin user along with passwords.

All instances of MongoDB managed by Cloud 66 have an additional logical database named admin. All the users for any logical databases added to a physical MongoDB database group (via Cloud 66’s interfaces) are added to (and queried from) admin.

For the database user, we set the following roles inside MongoDB:

["readWriteAnyDatabase", "dbAdminAnyDatabase"]

For the admin user, we set the following roles inside MongoDB:

["root", { role: "dbAdmin", db: "local" }, { role: "dbAdmin", db: "config" }]

The admin user can only access the database via so it cannot be used via external IP addresses.

Logging into a secondary logical database

When you connect to a logical MongoDB database, MongoDB will assume you are using a “local” user (i.e. a user whose credentials are stored in the database to which you are connecting). As such if you need to connect to such a database, you will need to add the following flag to the database URL: ?authSource=admin

For example:

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