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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: https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/administration/security-checklist/


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Hi there @Snics,

We have a 1-Click App for setting up a MongoDB instance: https://marketplace.digitalocean.com/apps/mongodb

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.

Hello,

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

https://www.digitalocean.com/blog/introducing-digitalocean-managed-mongodb/

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

Regards, Bobby