In MongoDB, for authentication, you must provide a username, password, and the authentication database that is associated with this username. If the authentication database differs from the database to which you want to connect, specify the authentication database with the
authSource parameter in the URL. If no authentication database is specified, MongoDB uses the
admin database by default.
For example, you want to connect to the
local database but your authentication database is
admin. In this case, the connection URL will look like:
In the Database tool window ( ), click the Data Source Properties icon .
On the Data Sources tab in the Data Sources and Drivers dialog, click the Add icon () and select MongoDB.
Check if there is a Download missing driver files link at the bottom of the data source settings area. As you click this link, IntelliJ IDEA downloads drivers that are required to interact with a database. The IDE does not include bundled drivers in order to have a smaller size of the installation package and to keep driver versions up-to-date for each IDE version.
You can specify your drivers for the data source if you do not want to download the provided drivers. For more information about creating a database connection with your driver, see Add a user driver to an existing connection.
From the Connection type list, select your connection type:
default: standard connection string format (for example,
mongodb://localhost:27021/admin). Read more about standard connection string format in Standard Connection String Format at docs.mongodb.com.
MongoDB Atlas (SRV protocol): DNS seedlist connection format (for example,
mongodb+srv://server.example.com/). Read more about the DNS seedlist connection format in DNS Seedlist Connection Format at docs.mongodb.com.
Specify database connection details: a login, a password, and the database that you want to connect to. To set an empty password, right-click the Password field and select Set empty.
To ensure that the connection to the data source is successful, click the Test Connection link.