Create One Private Endpoint Connection


This endpoint is deprecated. Please use /groups/{GROUP-ID}/privateEndpoint/endpointService/ instead.


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.

Create one private endpoint connection in an Atlas project.

The Atlas API authenticates using HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide a programmatic API public key and corresponding private key as the username and password when constructing the HTTP request.

To learn how to configure API access for an Atlas project, see Configure Atlas API Access.


  • When you create a private endpoint connection, Atlas creates a network container in the project for the cloud provider for which you create the private endpoint connection if one does not already exist.

Required Roles

You must have one of the following roles to successfully call this resource:


Base URL:

POST /groups/{GROUP-ID}/privateEndpoint

Request Path Parameters

Parameter Required/Optional Description
GROUP-ID Required Unique identifier for the project.

Request Query Parameters

Name Type Necessity Description Default
pageNum integer Optional Page number (1-based). 1
itemsPerPage integer Optional Maximum number of items to return, up to a maximum of 100. 100
includeCount boolean Optional Specifies whether the response returns the totalCount field. true
pretty boolean Optional Indicates whether the response body should be in a prettyprint format. false
envelope boolean Optional

Flag indicating if Atlas should wrap the response in a JSON envelope.

Some API clients cannot access the HTTP response headers or status code. To remediate this, set envelope=true in the query.

For endpoints that return a list of results, the results object is an envelope. Atlas adds the status field to the response body.


Request Body Parameters

Body Parameter Type Necessity Description
providerName string Required

Name of the cloud provider you want to create the private endpoint connection for.

Must be AWS.

region string Required

Cloud provider region in which you want to create the private endpoint connection. Accepted values are:

  • us-east-1
  • us-east-2
  • us-west-1
  • us-west-2
  • ca-central-1
  • sa-east-1
  • eu-north-1
  • eu-west-1
  • eu-west-2
  • eu-west-3
  • eu-central-1
  • me-south-1
  • ap-northeast-1
  • ap-northeast-2
  • ap-south-1
  • ap-southeast-1
  • ap-southeast-2
  • ap-east-1

Response Elements

Response Parameter Type Description
endpointServiceName string Name of the AWS PrivateLink endpoint service. Atlas returns null while it is creating the endpoint service.
errorMessage string Error message pertaining to the AWS PrivateLink connection. Returns null if there are no errors.
id string Unique identifier of the AWS PrivateLink connection.
interfaceEndpoints array of strings Unique identifiers of the interface endpoints in your VPC that you added to the AWS PrivateLink connection.
status string

Status of the AWS PrivateLink connection. Atlas returns one of the following values:

Status Description
INITIATING Atlas is creating the network load balancer and VPC endpoint service.

The Atlas network load balancer and VPC endpoint service are created and ready to receive connection requests.

When you receive this status, create an interface endpoint to continue configuring the AWS PrivateLink connection.

FAILED A system failure has occurred.
DELETING The AWS PrivateLink connection is being deleted.

Example Request

curl --user "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" --digest \
  --header "Accept: application/json" \
  --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --request POST "{GROUP-ID}/privateEndpoint/?pretty=true" \
  --data '

Example Response

  "endpointServiceName": "",
  "errorMessage": null,
  "id": "5df264b8f10fab7d2cad2f0d",
  "interfaceEndpoints": ["vpce-08fb7e9319909ec7b"],
  "status": "WAITING_FOR_USER"