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Connect via Compass

The Connect dialog for a cluster provides the details to connect to a cluster using Compass.

Use MongoDB Compass 1.5 or later to connect to Atlas clusters. These versions support the required SNI TLS extension.

To complete this procedure you must have MongoDB Compass installed. To install MongoDB Compass, do one of the following:

  • Follow the Installation Procedure in the MongoDB Compass documentation.
  • Download and install the latest version of MongoDB Compass using the download links provided in the Atlas Connect dialog. To access these links, click Connect for the cluster you wish to connect to, then click Connect with MongoDB |compass|.

To access a cluster, you must connect from an IP address on the Atlas project's IP access list. If you need to add an IP address to the IP access list, you can do so in the Connect dialog. You can also add the IP address from the Network Access tab.

To access a cluster, you must create a database user with access to the desired database(s) on your Atlas cluster. Database users are separate from Atlas users. Database users have access to MongoDB databases, while Atlas users have access to the Atlas application itself.

You can create a database user to access to your Atlas cluster in the Connect dialog. You can also add the database user from the Clusters view.

If you are experiencing issues connecting to your cluster, see Troubleshoot Connection Issues.

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  • Prerequisites
  • Connect to Your Cluster
  • Troubleshooting