Create an Atlas Account and Cluster¶
Author: MongoDB Documentation Team
In this guide, you will:
- create a free account on Atlas, MongoDB’s managed database solution in the cloud
- create a free MongoDB cluster, or group of database instances.
Time required: 15 minutes
What You’ll Need¶
Create or login to an Atlas user account¶
Atlas is MongoDB’s cloud-based, database-as-a-service solution. In order to use MongoDB in the cloud, you need to create an Atlas user account.
Go to cloud.mongodb.com to create or login to your user account.
If you are creating your user account, as part of the process Atlas automatically creates a default “organization” and “project” for you. On Atlas, an organization correlates to a the name of the organization for which the cluster is being created, and the project is a specific application or initiative that will make use of this MongoDB Atlas cluster. You can add additional organizations and projects later.
Pick your cluster tier¶
Now it’s time to select your cluster tier. In this guide we will be
setting up a free-tier or
Ensure that the
Cloud Provider and Region dropdowns have
Web Services and either
N. Virginia (us-east-1) or
Scroll down and click on the
Cluster Tier section. For the free
tier cluster, select the
M0 cluster. You can only create one free
M0) cluster per account. The
M0 cluster is not recommended
for production applications.
The Atlas Live Migration service requires
M10 or larger instance
nodes. For development or staging environments, deploy a cluster
M20 instance nodes. For production workloads, select
M30 or larger instance nodes.
Create your cluster¶
Create Cluster button at the bottom of the page. If you
have selected a non free-tier cluster you will be prompted for credit
card information. It takes a few minutes for the cluster instance to
Create an administrative username and password¶
Atlas prompts you to create an administrative MongoDB user as a part of deploying the first Atlas cluster in the project. This user has administrative access to any MongoDB cluster you deploy in the Atlas project.
Fill in the
password fields. The password should
be random, long, and complex to ensure system security and to impede
If you have successfully completed this guide, you have created your first Atlas account and MongoDB cluster. Now it’s time to put data into your Atlas MongoDB cluster.