Creating a MongoDB connection - Amazon Glue
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Creating a MongoDB connection


  • If your MongoDB instance is in an Amazon VPC, configure Amazon VPC to allow your Amazon Glue job to communicate with the MongoDB instance without traffic traversing the public internet.

    In Amazon VPC, identify or create a VPC, Subnet and Security group that Amazon Glue will use while executing the job. Additionally, you need to ensure Amazon VPC is configured to permit network traffic between your MongoDB instance and this location. Based on your network layout, this may require changes to security group rules, Network ACLs, NAT Gateways and Peering connections.

To configure a connection to MongoDB:
  1. Optionally, in Amazon Secrets Manager, create a secret using your MongoDB credentials. To create a secret in Secrets Manager, follow the tutorial available in Create an Amazon Secrets Manager secret in the Amazon Secrets Manager documentation. After creating the secret, keep the Secret name, secretName for the next step.

    • When selecting Key/value pairs, create a pair for the key username with the value mongodbUser.

      When selecting Key/value pairs, create a pair for the key password with the value mongodbPass.

  2. In the Amazon Glue console, create a connection by following the steps in Adding an Amazon Glue connection. After creating the connection, keep the connection name, connectionName, for future use in Amazon Glue.

    • When selecting a Connection type, select MongoDB or MongoDB Atlas.

    • When selecting MongoDB URL or MongoDB Atlas URL, provide the hostname of your MongoDB instance.

      A MongoDB URL is provided in the format mongodb://mongoHost:mongoPort/mongoDBname.

      A MongoDB Atlas URL is provided in the format mongodb+srv://mongoHost:mongoPort/mongoDBname.

      Providing the default database for the connection, mongoDBname is optional.

    • If you chose to create an Secrets Manager secret, choose the Amazon Secrets Manager Credential type.

      Then, in Amazon Secret provide secretName.

    • If you choose to provide Username and password, provide mongodbUser and mongodbPass.

  3. In the following situations, you may require additional configuration:

    • For MongoDB instances hosted on Amazon in an Amazon VPC

      • You will need to provide Amazon VPC connection information to the Amazon Glue connection that defines your MongoDB security credentials. When creating or updating your connection, set VPC, Subnet and Security groups in Network options.

After creating a Amazon Glue MongoDB connection, you will need to perform the following steps before running your Amazon Glue job:

  • When working with Amazon Glue jobs in the visual editor, you must provide Amazon VPC connection information for your job to connect to MongoDB. Identify a suitable location in Amazon VPC and provide it to your Amazon Glue MongoDB connection.

  • If you chose to create an Secrets Manager secret, grant the IAM role associated with your Amazon Glue job permission to read secretName.