MongoDB supports SSL certificate authentication for client authentication and internal authentication of the members of replica sets and sharded clusters.  x.509 certificate authentication requires a secure TLS/SSL connection.  For more info, please consult https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/tutorial/configure-ssl/



Depending on the setup, one or more of the following fields will need to reference the appropriate file:

Certificate Authority

For production use, your MongoDB deployment should use valid certificates generated and signed by a single certificate authority. You or your organization can generate and maintain an independent certificate authority, or use certificates generated by a third-party SSL vendor.


To verify the identity of the MongoDB deployment you connect to, provide one or more certificates of trusted Certificate Authorities.


Client Certificate

If the server is configured to perform certificate validation, you need to provide a certificate here to identify yourself to the server.


Typical file extensions for the certificate are .crt or .pem.


Client Private Key

If the server is configured to perform certificate validation, you need to provide the private key here to identify yourself to the server.


Typical file extensions for the private key are .key or .pem.


Private Key Password

A private key can optionally be encrypted with a password.


If your private key is password protected, enter the password here. If not, leave the field blank.