Rotate your Azure Key Identifier

Feature unavailable in Free and Shared-Tier Clusters

This feature is not available for M0 (Free Tier), M2, and M5 clusters. To learn more about which features are unavailable, see Atlas M0 (Free Tier), M2, and M5 Limitations.

When you use your own cloud provider KMS, Atlas automatically rotates the MongoDB master keys every 90 days. These keys are rotated on a rolling basis and the process does not require the data to be rewritten.

Atlas does not automatically rotate the Key Identifier used for Azure-provided key management.

Atlas automatically creates an encryption key rotation alert to remind you to rotate your Azure Key Identifier every 90 days by default when you enable Encryption at Rest for an Atlas project.


You must create a new key in the Azure Key Vault associated to the Atlas project.


The following procedure documents how to rotate your Atlas project Key Identifier by specifying a new key identifier in Atlas.


Log into Atlas.


Select a project from the Context menu.


In the Security section of the left navigation, click Advanced.


Click Rotate Keys edit icon .


Click Azure Key Vault.

Skip this step if the Azure Key Vault selector is already active.


Expand Encryption Key.

Skip this step if the Encryption Key dialog is already in view


Enter the Azure Key Identifier in the Key Identifier entry.

Include the full URL to the new encryption key identifier. For example:

The encryption key must belong to the Key Vault configured for the project. Click the Key Vault section to view the currently configured Key Vault for the project.


Click Update Credentials.

Atlas displays a banner in the Atlas UI during the Key Identifier rotation process. Do not delete or disable the original Key Identifier until your changes have deployed.

If the cluster uses Cloud Provider Snapshots, do not delete or disable the original Key Identifier until you validate that no snapshots used that key for encryption.


Atlas resets the encryption key rotation alert alert at the completion of this procedure.