Support native Azure authentication for the DB, e.g. service principal
Customers often want centralized permissioning for the database and LDAP is not generally supported well in the cloud. If a customer is using Azure, they want us to support Azure AD for database authentication. I believe that means using service principals
This is really a needed feature. Authentication via identities in Azure would be a godsend.
We are using managed identity for inter-service auth in our Azure infrastructure and would love to extend that to DB access.
This will be a great feature to have. The feature should allow IAM permissions to be assigned for any identify in Azure AD: user, managed identity, service principal, etc. Access to the Atlas portal would be nice, but the real need is for DB access. For example, with a pod running in AKS we can assign that pod a managed identity, and then that pod could authenticate to a DB in Atlas using the managed identity defined in Azure AD.
AdminSalman (Admin, MongoDB) commented
similar request here