If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of MongoDB, but probably don’t know much about it. Today, we’re taking the time to explain just how easy it is to use MongoDB with your own username and password. We’ll cover the basics of setting up your MongoDB server, as well as how to authenticate and log in with your credentials. Once you’ve equipped yourself with the right knowledge, you’ll be able to use MongoDB with ease!
- The basic MongoDB connection string URL will point to the server’s location and its port, like so: mongodb://hostname:port.
- To supply a username and password, you’ll need to add those two items to the URL string with a & as the delimiter, followed by the username and password strings. This would look like: mongodb://hostname:port/?username=xyz&password=123
- You can encrypt the connection using SSL; add ssl=true to the URL string after the username and password fields. This could look like: mongodb://hostname:port/?username=xyz&password=123&ssl=true
- The password string should be URL-encoded, meaning that it should follow the syntax of the URL RFC and encode all characters such as # or $ accordance with that syntax.
Once you add those parameters, you’re ready to connect to MongoDB with your username and password. Keep in mind that you’ll need to use the same connection string on all accepted commands. With this connection string, you’ll be able to interact with the database and its data in a secure way.
MongoDB is a powerful, efficient data-management system that you can securely access using usernames and passwords. With a few simple steps, you can be up and running with desired level of user authentication. Follow these tips and you’ll never have to worry about data security again!