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MongoDB Atlas provides an easy way to host and manage your data in the cloud. This tutorial guides you through creating an Atlas cluster, connecting to it, inserting a document, and loading sample data.


Register for an Atlas account using your Google Account or an email address.


Create and deploy a free cluster. You can use Atlas free clusters as a small-scale development environment to host your data. Free clusters never expire, and provide access to a subset of Atlas features.


Add your IP address to a list of trusted IP addresses. An IP uniquely identifies a device connecting to a network. In Atlas, you can connect to a cluster only from a trusted IP address. Within Atlas, you can create a list of trusted IP addresses, referred to as an IP access list. An IP accesss list defines the IP addresses that can connect to your cluster and access your data.


Create a database user to access your cluster. For security purposes, Atlas requires clients to authenticate as MongoDB database users to access clusters.


Insert a document into your cluster using one of the supported MongoDB Drivers. MongoDB drivers let you interact with your databases programmatically with a supported programming language.


Load sample data into your Atlas clusters. Atlas provides sample data that you can load into your Atlas clusters. You can use this data to quickly get started experimenting with data in MongoDB and using tools such as the Atlas UI and MongoDB Charts.

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