Organizations and Projects

Atlas provides a hierarchy based on organizations and projects to facilitate the management of your Atlas clusters. Groups are now known as Projects. You can put multiple Projects under an Organization.


In the organizations and projects hierarchy, an organization can contain multiple projects (previously referred to as groups). Under this structure:

  • Billing happens at the organization level while preserving visibility into usage in each project.
  • You can view all projects within an organization.
  • You can use teams to bulk assign organization users to projects within the organization.

Previously, users managed deployments by groups, where each group was managed separately even if a user belonged multiple groups.

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Groups are now projects in the organizations and projects hierarchy. With the organizations projects hierarchy, you can create multiple projects in an organization.

By having multiple projects within an organization, you can:

  • Isolate different environments (for instance, development/qa/prod environments) from each other.
  • Associate different users or teams with different environments, or give different permissions to users in different environments.
  • Maintain separate cluster security configurations. For example:
    • Create/manage different sets of database user credentials for each project.
    • Isolate networks in different VPCs.
  • Create different alert settings. For example, configure alerts for Production environments differently than Development environments.
  • Deploy into different regions or cloud platforms.


Clusters are now associated with projects. As before, clusters must have unique names within projects.

Each Atlas project supports up to 25 clusters. Please contact Atlas support for questions or assistance regarding the cluster limit. To contact support, select Support from the left-hand navigation bar of the Atlas UI.

Users and Teams

User must be a member of an organization to access the organization or a project within that organization. Depending on the user’s role in the organization, the Atlas user may be also required to be a member of the project in order to access a project.

At the organization level, you can group users into teams. You can use teams to bulk assign organization users to projects within the organization.

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Atlas Access