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View Database Access History

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Feature unavailable in Free and Shared-Tier Clusters

This feature is not available for M0 free clusters, M2, and M5 clusters. To learn more about which features are unavailable, see Atlas M0 (Free Cluster), M2, and M5 Limitations.

Serverless Instances are in Preview

Serverless instances are in preview and do not support this feature at this time. To learn more, see Serverless Instance Limitations.


To view database access history, you must have either the Project Owner or Organization Owner role.

Atlas parses the MongoDB database logs to collect a list of authentication requests made against your clusters through the following methods:

Authentication requests made with API Keys through the Atlas Public API are not logged.

Atlas logs the following information for each authentication request within the last 7 days:

The date and time of the authentication request.

The username associated with the database user who made the authentication request.

For LDAP usernames, the UI displays the resolved LDAP name. Hover over the name to see the full LDAP username.

IP Address
The IP address of the machine that sent the authentication request.
The target server that processed the authentication request.
Authentication Source
The database that the authentication request was made against. admin is the authentication source for SCRAM-SHA users and $external for LDAP users.
Authentication Result
The success or failure of the authentication request. A reason code is displayed for the failed authentication requests.

Authentication requests are pre-sorted by descending timestamp with 25 entries per page.

If a cluster experiences an activity spike and generates an extremely large quantity of log messages, Atlas may stop collecting and storing new logs for a period of time.


Log analysis rate limits apply only to the Performance Advisor UI and the Access Tracking UI. Downloadable log files are always complete.

If authentication requests occur during a period when logs are not collected, they will not appear in the database access history.

Use the following procedure to view your database access history:

  1. If it is not already displayed, select the organization that contains your desired project from the Organizations menu in the navigation bar.
  2. If it is not already displayed, select your desired project from the Projects menu in the navigation bar.
  3. If the Database Deployments page is not already displayed, click Databases in the sidebar.
  1. On the cluster card, click .
  2. Select View Database Access History.


  1. Click the cluster name.
  2. Click .
  3. Select View Database Access History.

To view the database access history using the API, see Access Tracking.

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