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App Platform and Mongodb Atlas

Is there any way to use Atlas from app platform? Atlas requires setting whitelisted IP addresses for access from cloud services, and as far as I can see, there’s no means to purchase and assign a static, dedicated IP address for app platform apps at the moment. In fact, I don’t even see a place where the dynamic IP address is listed for apps in app platform. I understand they change during each deploy currently, but is there a specific pool of IP addresses that may be assigned like there is with Google’s app engine?

Any help with this would be appreciated greatly! I have been enjoying using app platform for the most part, but there are little quirks and missing features such as this example which make it just not quite ready for most of the production use cases I have with my business. So, if there’s any way I can pay for either a static IP address bound to my apps in app platform, or if there’s an IP pool of possible addresses, either would be tremendous.

My business is growing, and we’re getting new, larger clients. It’s getting to that time where I will need to make a firm decision on things, and while I’d prefer to remain using your app platform, I’m disappointed that it seems I wont be able to.

Thanks, Jon.


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Hey @jonathonronchetti,

Indeed at the moment the App Platform does not come with a static IP address.

It looks like someone has had the same idea before and has posted it on our Product Ideas board. The best thing to do would be to head over and add your vote to it, as well as adding any additional information in the comments for exactly what you’d like to see implemented!

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/digitalocean/p/app-platform-static-ip

In the meantime what you could do is to use a Managed MongoDB cluster as it comes with a direct App Platform integration and you will be able to secure the cluster:

https://www.digitalocean.com/products/managed-databases-mongodb

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.