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Security Overview

To ensure the security of your MongoDB Agents, Ops Manager hosts, and MongoDB deployments, Ops Manager supports the following security options.

TLS for Encrypted Connections

Ops Manager supports encrypted connections using TLS server or client certificates. Client certificates identify the user while server certificates identifies the host.

  • The MongoDB Agent uses TLS server or client certificate that the legacy Automation Agent used.
    • If the legacy Monitoring Agent used its own TLS server or client certificate before the update to the MongoDB Agent, Monitoring continues to use that certificate.
    • If the legacy Backup Agent used its own TLS server or client certificate before the update to the MongoDB Agent, Backup continues to use that certificate.
  • Ops Manager can connect to its backing databases using TLS server or client certificates.
  • Ops Manager users can connect to the Ops Manager console or API using TLS server certificates.

Authentication Mechanisms

Ops Manager supports the following authentication mechanisms between the following components:

From To Ops Manager DB MONGODB-CR SCRAM-SHA-1 SCRAM-SHA-256 x.509 Kerberos LDAP
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MongoDB Agent Ops Manager check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon check circle icon
Ops Manager User Ops Manager check circle icon           check circle icon *

Note

Kerberos and LDAP authentication is available with MongoDB Enterprise only.