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Simba MongoDB ODBC Driver with SQL Connector 2.3.2
Installation and Configuration Guide

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Security and Authentication

To protect data from unauthorized access, some MongoDB data stores require connections to be authenticated with user credentials or the SSL protocol. The Simba MongoDB ODBC Driver provides full support for these authentication protocols.


In this documentation, "SSL" refers to both TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). The driver supports up to TLS 1.2. The SSL version used for the connection is the highest version that is supported by both the driver and the server.

The driver provides a mechanism that enables you to authenticate your connection using the SCRAM-SHA-1 protocol (which MongoDB uses by default), the Kerberos protocol, or the LDAP protocol. The driver also provides limited support for the MONGO-CR protocol, which is deprecated as of MongoDB 3.0. For detailed configuration instructions, see Configuring Authentication.

Additionally, the driver supports the following types of SSL connections:

  • No identity verification
  • One-way authentication
  • Two-way authentication

It is recommended that you enable SSL whenever you connect to a server that is configured to support it. SSL encryption protects data and credentials when they are transferred over the network, and provides stronger security than authentication alone. For detailed configuration instructions, see .

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