Enterprise Authentication Mechanisms
In addition to the authentication mechanisms offered in MongoDB Community, MongoDB Enterprise provides integration with the following external authentication mechanisms.
MongoDB Enterprise supports authentication using a Kerberos service. Kerberos is an industry standard authentication protocol for large client/server systems.
For more information on Kerberos and MongoDB, see:
MongoDB Enterprise supports proxy authentication through a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) service.
Changed in version 3.4: MongoDB 3.4 supports using operating system libraries instead of the saslauthd daemon, allowing MongoDB 3.4 servers running on Linux and Microsoft Windows to connect to LDAP servers. Linux MongoDB deployments continue to support
Previous versions of MongoDB support authentication against an LDAP server using simple and SASL binding via
saslauthd. This restricted LDAP authentication support to only Linux MongoDB deployments.
See LDAP Proxy Authentication for more information.