Manage Project Settings

Required Access

To view project settings, you must have Project Owner access to the project.

Manage Project Settings


View or modify project settings.

Project settings apply to all the users in the project [1]. The Project ID displayed at the top of the page is used by the Atlas API.

You can set the following:

Setting Description
Project Name

Sets your project’s name.


Only a user with the Project Owner role for the project or the Organization Owner role for the project’s organization can edit the project name.

Project Time Zone Sets your project’s time zone. This does not affect the timezones set for individual user accounts. [1]
Using Custom DNS on AWS with VPC peering

Allows you to expose a second connection string for your dedicated Atlas clusters on AWS that resolves to private IPs.

Enable this setting if you use custom DNS that cannot take advantage of AWS built-in split-horizon DNS across a VPC peering connection.


Atlas displays this setting only when you enable network peering on AWS.

Connect via Peering Only (GCP and Azure)

Allows you to enable or disable connections between MongoDB Atlas dedicated clusters and public IP addresses outside of the peered VPC/VNet. You can only enable or disable this setting when there are no active dedicated GCP or Azure clusters in your Project.

Feature Deprecated

This feature has been deprecated. Existing clusters can continue to use this feature. Use both Standard and Private IP for Peering connection strings to connect to your project. These connection strings allow you to connect using both VPC/VNet Peering and whitelisted public IP addresses. To learn more about support for multiple connection strings, see this FAQ.

Collect Database Specific Statistics Allows you to enable or disable the collection of database statistics in cluster metrics.
Set Preferred Cluster Maintenance Start Time

Set which hour of the day that Atlas should start weekly maintenance on your cluster.

To learn more about cluster maintenance windows, see Configure Maintenance Window.

Real Time Performance Panel Allows you to see real time metrics from your MongoDB database.
Data Explorer

Allows you to query your database with an easy to use interface.


When Data Explorer is disabled, you cannot:

Performance Advisor and Profiler Allows you to analyze database logs to recommend performance improvements.
Delete Charts


Deleting a MongoDB Charts instance deletes all data associated with that instance including dashboards, data sources, and metadata. Once the MongoDB Charts instance is deleted, this data cannot be recovered.

Allows Project Owners to delete the MongoDB Charts instance associated with your project. This setting is only visible if you have created a Charts instance for your project.

If you delete your linked MongoDB Charts instance, you can create a new MongoDB Charts instance for your project at any time. The newly created instance does not retain any data from previously deleted instances.

Delete Project The DELETE button allows you to delete a project.
[1](1, 2) To modify your user settings, click on your user name in the upper-right hand corner and select Account.