Opal + MongoDB

Product Overview

MongoDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database used for high volume data storage. Instead of using tables and rows as in the traditional relational databases, MongoDB makes use of collections and documents. Documents consist of key-value pairs which are the basic unit of data in MongoDB. Collections contain sets of documents and function which is the equivalent of relational database tables

Integration Overview

Opal supports out-of-the-box integrations with MongoDB and MongoDB Atlas. You can define access at multiple levels, all the way down to table and column-level access. With Opal's just-in-time short-lived access, the right people will see the right information at the right time. Additionally, developers can easily generate auto-expiring credentials.

Use cases

1. Modern Access Management

Opal integrates with RDS databases with granular access levels. Using Opal, customers can:

  • Grant just-in-time access to critical resources that are auto-expiring and fully audited
  • Enable resource owners with the most context to approve access requests and provision access automatically via Slack
  • Ensure that privileged roles have the appropriate identity governance and approval configurations, such as multi-stage approvals, max duration, custom fields, and more
  • Automate user access reviews so compliance teams can snapshot user listings, assign reviewers to self-service reviews, propagate access changes, and generate an auditor-friendly access report
  • Automatically escalate privileges (and revoke access) when developers are on-call via integrations with PagerDuty and Opsgenie

2. Privileged Access Management

To support native developer workflows, Opal has:

  • Easy CLI access to start sessions
  • Enable developers to generate auto-expiring credentials that expire after 15 minutes. For DevOps teams, this eliminates the need for credential rotation. For security teams, this bolsters security posture as the credentials are identity-based and developers aren't using static credentials.
  • Auditing capabilities for identity-based attribution

Integration Setup

  1. In the Apps sidebar, click on "New App", and select MongoDB
  1. Create a MongoDB app

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