Using MongoDB Compass to Connect to MongoDB Droplet

Greetings everyone,

I’m having a trouble utilizing MongoDB Compass to connect to my MongoDB Droplet, I simply can’t figure what fields I need to fill out to successfully connect to it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Accepted Answer

Nevermind, I figured it out.

For MongoDB Compass users (Jan 2021), you need to go to:

-Fill in connection fields individually

-Select the More Options tab

-Under the options of SSH tunnel, select Use Password

-Your host name is your MongoDB Droplet IP

-Tunnel Port 22

-Your Username is root

-Your password is whatever you set to be your DB password.

Hope this helps!

Bobby Iliev
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June 29, 2021


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