Enterprise Authentication Mechanisms¶
In addition to the authentication mechanisms offered, MongoDB Enterprise provides integration with the following authentication mechanisms.
MongoDB Enterprise supports authentication using a Kerberos service. Kerberos is an industry standard authentication protocol for large client/server systems.
For more information on Kerberos and MongoDB, see:
LDAP Proxy Authentication¶
MongoDB Enterprise supports proxy authentication through a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) service.
Changed in version 3.4: MongoDB 3.4 supports using operating system libraries instead of the
daemon, allowing MongoDB 3.4 servers running on Linux and Microsoft Windows
to connect to LDAP servers. Linux MongoDB deployments continue to support
Previous versions of MongoDB support authentication against an LDAP server
using simple and SASL binding via
saslauthd. This restricted LDAP
authentication support to only Linux MongoDB deployments.
See LDAP Proxy Authentication for more information.