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Just in Time Access to MongoDB Atlas

Just in Time Access to

MongoDB Atlas

Boost operational efficiency with just in time access to MongoDB Atlas. Propel security levels and data integrity in your cloud-based MongoDB databases.

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Time-bound admin role escalations

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Temporary access that is revoked when no longer needed

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Faster access for employees and contractors

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Audit logs for access reviews

What is Just in Time Access?

JIT (Just-In-Time) Access is a security method where users are granted permission to access specific resources for a limited period of time, only when they need it. This reduces risk because the window of opportunity for attackers is reduced. It is commonly used in cloud computing and privileged access management to improve security and efficiency.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

MongoDB Atlas

1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access: By using just in time access and privilege escalation in MongoDB Atlas, permissions can be set explicitly for each user and elevated only when necessary. This adheres to the principle of least privilege access, reducing unauthorized access and enhancing security.

2. Reduction of Insider Threats and Human Errors: Just-in-Time (JIT) access privileges can limit unwanted exposure of data by providing timely control over sensitive permissions. By restricting access to only when it's needed, the risk of insider threats and human errors, such as accidental deletion, is greatly minimized.

3. Improved Operational Efficiency: The temporary nature of JIT privilege escalation promotes efficiency as users don't need to wait for prolonged approval processes; access is granted precisely at the required time. This reduces unnecessary delays and improves operational efficiency in database management.

4. Streamlined Auditing and Compliance: With JIT access and privilege escalation, each elevation of rights can be tracked, creating a comprehensive log of activities. This enables easier auditing for regulatory compliance, as each action is documented with precise details, aiding in any potential audit requests for MongoDB Atlas.

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

MongoDB Atlas

1. Development and Testing: Developers can use just-in-time access to temporarily access data on MongoDB Atlas for development, testing, and debugging, without having the need for full-time access.

2. Security Audits: Security teams can get just-in-time access to review MongoDB Atlas data to ensure high-security standards, risk assessment and ensure no unauthorized data access.

3. Temporary Reporting and Analysis: Business analysts can use it for temporary access for querying and analyzing data for reports or decision-making, ensuring sensitive data is only exposed for limited periods.

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How to Implement Just in Time Access to

MongoDB Atlas

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Begin by pinpointing who needs access to MongoDB Atlas, the necessary resources, and the purpose. Examine existing access permissions and question if they can be downsized or removed. An entitlement discovery tool can enhance visibility.
  • Policy creation
    Formulate clear policies to manage both the granting and revoking of access. Make sure to specify which individual or department can request access, under what scenarios, and for what period of time. Particularly for elevated roles, put a limit on the timeframe.
  • Source of truth
    Synchronize your JIT access mechanism with an Identity Provider such as Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, or OneLogin. This will serve as the undeniable reference for identities. Prioritizing individual identities over shared accounts will ensure superior authorization control and audit precision.

2. Execution.

  • Self-serve access requests
    Simplify the procedure by allowing users to request access via the system, not through humans. Boost adoption rates by integrating with IM platforms like Slack or MS Teams. Make sure requests include who's asking, the necessary service/resource/role, the timeframe, and the reason.
  • Approval process
    JIT access offers businesses the chance to give permission-granting powers to those with the most relevant business context. Resource owners and department leaders usually have more context than IT helpdesks. Employ messaging platforms for quick responses, supplying approvers with all information required for an informed decision.
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Incorporate your pre-established policies into workflows that decide access permissions. Embed them into rules outlining who can access which resources, under what circumstances. One way of doing this is by using if-then conditions such as: IF group “X” requests access to “Y”, get approval from “Z” and inform “M”.
  • Integrations
    Consider bringing JITA into your IT and security systems for maximum flexibility; Automate access based on ticket status by integrating with IT ticketing systems. Use data classification systems to update policies depending on data sensitivity. Bundle and tag resources for a more streamlined process. Collaborate with on-call schedule software for automated approvals in emergency situations. Use training systems to condition resource access based on training completion.
  • Automated provisioning and de-provisioning
    Ensure you thoroughly understand MongoDB Atlas in order to grant and revoke access automatically within the service. Automation is vital for JIT Access as it eliminates the need for follow-ups. It implements automatic de-provisioning of access, underpinning JIT access and the principle of least privilege access (POLP). Ideally, manage all permissions in one place without having to construct or oversee an environment for every app.
  • Access methods
    For MongoDB Atlas JIT Access, APIs are usually the best choice due to their flexibility and real-time capabilities. But, a blend might be needed. For instance, using SAML for authentication, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for accurate access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Regularly review access logs to ensure JIT access is functioning as expected. Monitor for any anomalies or unusual behaviors either directly or through your SIEM. Automate the user access review process for quicker evidence gathering, delegating reviewers, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • User training
    Inform users, particularly privileged ones, about the importance of least privilege, JIT Access, and how it works. Make sure users are aware of how to request access when necessary.
  • Feedback loop
    Consistently evaluate your JIT access processes. Get feedback from users and IT staff to identify potential improvements.

By adhering to this tight structure, you'll competently implement a resilient JIT Access system for MongoDB Atlas.

Temporary JIT Access to

MongoDB Atlas

with Entitle

Entitle provides self-serve access requests, flexible policy workflows, and automated provisioning, to restrict unneeded access across cloud infra and SaaS.

Entitle has a native integration with

MongoDB Atlas

Entitle has an IdP integration with

MongoDB Atlas

Native integration
5 minutes set up with pre-built connectors
IdP integration
Add/remove users from groups in an identity provider
JIT access: self-service requests and authorization workflows
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HR-driven birthright policies
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Full audit trails and access reviews
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Fine-grained visibility of permissions
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Fine-grained, ephemeral provisioning of permissions
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Manage temporary access to

MongoDB Atlas

with Entitle

1. Instant visibility: Have immediate insight into your resources, roles, and entitlements within MongoDB Atlas.

2. Fine-grained control: Utilize Entitle's knowledge of the modern tech stack to manage precise permissions.

3. Bundles feature: Consolidate resources in MongoDB Atlas and across different applications into a single access request.

4. Rapid installation: Be operation-ready in as little as few days with a swift setup period.

5. Pre-built integrations: Benefit from native connections to over 100 widely used cloud services and applications.

6. Automation & customization: Automate governance and regulatory user access reviews while easily integrating with various systems for optimal access acceleration.

Entitle can manage access to the following MongoDB resources:

  • Project - A project provides a grouping of clusters and users for a specific purpose
  • Cluster - The set of nodes comprising a sharded MongoDB deployment
  • Database - A physical container for collections. A single MongoDB server typically has multiple databases
  • Collection - A grouping of MongoDB documents. A collection is the equivalent of an RDBMS table. A collection exists within a single database

"I like Entitle because it’s one of those tools I can set up and forget about. I never have to go into it and it just works."

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Mike Morrato
CISO and Global Head of IT,
Noname Security

MongoDB Atlas

What is

MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB Atlas is a fully-managed cloud database service provided by MongoDB. It supports both cross-cloud and multi-cloud data distribution, providing users with an array of tools to manipulate and analyze their data. It ensures that the users' databases are robust, secure, well-maintained, scalable, and flexible.

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What is Entitle?

Entitle is how cloud-forward companies provide employees with temporary, granular and just-in-time access within their cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications. Entitle easily integrates with your stack, offering self-serve access requests, instant visibility into your cloud entitlements and making user access reviews a breeze.

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