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Connecting mongodb instance on server to Compass

I have a droplet server with an instance of mongodb on it. I can connect via SSH and view mongodb, however I really want to connect it to compass. However I keep getting ‘connect ECONNREFUSED’ error.

I’ve tried combinations of using localhost, my ip, different ports (as per what I’ve found via ssh) but still same error. If I try my ip:3000 interestingly it does attempt to connect but then I get an ‘invalid max size’ error or something like that.

I checked another ticket and also tried accessing in Compass using SSH tunnel but same ECONNREFUSED. What else can I check to get this fixed?

Thanks,


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Hi there,

In order to connect remotely to your MongoDB instance, you need to configure it to allow remote connections as described in this tutorial:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-remote-access-for-mongodb-on-ubuntu-20-04

For anyone using a Managed MongoDB cluster, you can follow the steps here instead:

https://dev.to/digitalocean/how-to-easily-connect-to-digitaloceans-managed-mongodb-5gd1

Best,

Bobby