Best way to secure your MongoDB Droplet

I’ve found similar answers to this question, but all the questions were 2 years or older. I’m curious if there are new Digital Ocean products or technologies I can use to secure my MongoDB droplet.

So apart from the MongoDB Security Checklist, are there any things I must do to create a secure database droplet?

MongoDB Security Checklist Reference:

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Matt Cowley
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July 10, 2019
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Hi there @Snics,

We have a 1-Click App for setting up a MongoDB instance:

This is a great starting point for a new, secure MongoDB server as this will automatically get Mongo running and set up the basis of a firewall to protect your Droplet and the DB server.

The security checklist that you have referenced also looks to be a great resource for ensuring that you are following the best practices recommended by Mongo for ensuring that your DB is secure.

Hope that helps! - Matt.

Bobby Iliev
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June 29, 2021


In addition to what has already been mentioned, DigitalOcean now offers Managed MongoDB databases as well:

For more information on how to get started, make sure to check out this video here:

Regards, Bobby

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