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If your cluster uses keyfile authentication, it is recommended that you rotate the keyfile periodically. Cloud Manager provides an automated procedure for keyfile rotation with no downtime.

Prerequisites

To perform a rolling keyfile rotation:

  • Authentication must be enabled.
  • At least one cluster in the project must be configured with the clusterAuthMode option set to keyFile or sendKeyFile.
  • All clusters in the project must be running MongoDB version 4.2 or higher.

Procedure

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Click Rotate Keyfile.

The Rotate Keyfile button is in the Auth Mechanisms section.

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Review your changes.

  1. Click Review & Deploy.
  2. The modal window contains a summary of the keyfile rotation procedure. If it all looks correct, click Confirm & Deploy.