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Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {GROUP-ID} is the same as your project ID. For existing groups, your group/project ID remains the same. The resource and corresponding endpoints use the term groups.

The Atlas API provides the resources listed here. The resources give programmatic access to Atlas’s features. For information on the API’s principles and conventions, see API.

The Atlas API provides the following resources:

Root The starting point for the Atlas API.
Database Users Retrieves and edits the database users who have access to your MongoDB clusters.
Custom Roles Retrieves and edits custom roles, which specify a custom set of user privileges on your Atlas project.
Project IP Access List Retrieves and edits the project IP access list, which controls client access to MongoDB clusters in a given Atlas project.
Organizations Create, retrieve, or delete Atlas organizations.
Invoices Retrieve invoices for any given Atlas organization.
Projects Retrieves or creates projects in any given Atlas organization.
Teams Retrieves, creates, edits, or deletes teams for any given Atlas organization.
Clusters Create, retrieve, update, or delete a cluster in a given Atlas project. Retrieve or update advanced cluster options for a cluster in a given Atlas project.
Global Clusters Add, remove, and retrieve namespaces, and add and remove custom zone mappings associated with Global Clusters.
Alerts Retrieves and acknowledges alerts.
Alert Configurations Retrieves and edits alert configurations, which define the conditions that trigger alerts and the methods of notification.
Maintenance Windows Retrieves and edits preferred maintenance windows. These windows set when you would prefer Atlas runs its regular maintenance.
LDAP Configuration Create an LDAP configuration request for an Atlas project.
Atlas Search Retrieves and edits Atlas Search index configurations and analyzers.
Legacy Backup Snapshots Enables you to view snapshot metadata, edit snapshot expiration dates, and remove existing snapshots. A snapshot is a backup of your data captured at a specific point in time.
Legacy Backup Snapshot Schedule View or edit the cluster’s backup snapshot schedule.
Legacy Backup Restore Job Create and retrieve restores jobs for a MongoDB cluster. A restore job restores a MongoDB cluster to its state from an existing snapshot or a specific Continuous Cloud Backup.
Cloud Backup View and delete backup snapshots for an Atlas cluster with Cloud Backups enabled.
Cloud Backup Restore Create or View restore jobs for an Atlas cluster with Cloud Backups enabled.
Cloud Backup Backup Policy View and modify the snapshot schedule and retention settings for an Atlas cluster with Cloud Backups enabled.
Shared-Tier Snapshots View backup snapshots for an M2 or M5 shared-tier Atlas cluster.
Shared-Tier Restore Jobs View and create restore jobs from an M2 or M5 shared-tier Atlas cluster.
Legacy Backup Checkpoints Retrieve checkpoints metadata. Checkpoints are additional restore points for sharded clusters at points in time between regular snapshots.
Network Peering API for managing VPC peering.
Private Endpoints API for managing private endpoints.
Personal API Key Whitelist Retrieves and edits the API whitelist, which controls a user’s access to the Atlas API.
Programmatic API Keys API for managing programmatic API keys.
Personal API Keys (Deprecated) API for managing user personal API keys (deprecated).
Monitoring and Logs Retrieve monitoring and logging data for MongoDB processes in a Atlas project.
Performance Advisor Retrieve existing and suggested indexes for a deployment, as well as the namespaces on which slow queries were run and the queries that were slow. To learn about monitoring slow queries, see the Performance Advisor monitoring page.
Auditing View or edit the project’s database auditing configuration.
Encryption at Rest using Customer Key Management Enable, disable, configure, and retrieve configuration for Encryption at Rest.
Atlas Users Create or manage Atlas users.
Cloud Provider Access Create or manage AWS IAM roles.
Events Retrieve events for an Atlas organization or project.
Access Tracking View the list of all authentication attempts made against a cluster.
Data Lakes Manage the Data Lake configuration for a project.
Rolling Index Create a rolling index for a cluster.
Custom DNS for Atlas Clusters Deployed to AWS Retrieve and update custom DNS configuration for an Atlas project’s clusters deployed to AWS.
Triggers Manage Triggers.