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Service Name Plan Name Description Price
mongodb36 standard MongoDB instance with 10 GB storage Free in Alpha

Note: MongoDB plans run a single instance and will be briefly unavailable during platform maintenance; this service should not be used for production applications.

How to create an instance

To create a service instance, run the following command (replace my-mongodb-service with a name for the service):

cf create-service mongodb36 standard my-mongodb-service

Connecting to your MongoDB service locally

To facilitate backing up your MongoDB service, offers port forwarding if SSH is enabled for your organization and application. Follow the following instructions to create a service key and use it to set up a SSH tunnel.

Create a service key to access MongoDB credentials:

cf create-service-key my-mongodb-service my-key

Connect to your MongoDB service using port forwarding (see Using SSH). You’ll need to leave the cf ssh command running and follow the next steps in a different terminal so that you can access the remote MongoDB instance from your local environment. These steps assume you have jq installed locally.

mongodb_credentials=$(cf service-key my-mongodb-service my-key | tail -n +3)

mongodb_hostname=$(echo "${mongodb_credentials}" | jq -r '.hostname')
mongodb_dbname=$(echo "${mongodb_credentials}" | jq -r '.dbname')
mongodb_port=$(echo "${mongodb_credentials}" | jq -r '.port')
mongodb_username=$(echo "${mongodb_credentials}" | jq -r '.username')
mongodb_password=$(echo "${mongodb_credentials}" | jq -r '.password')

cf ssh my-app -L "27017:${mongodb_hostname}:${mongodb_port}"

You can now connect to your MongoDB service from your local machine using port 27017 and the password set to $mongodb_password, e.g. using the MongoDB command line:

mongo --authenticationDatabase "${mongodb_dbname}" --username "${mongodb_username}" --password "${mongodb_password}"

Rotating credentials

You can rotate credentials by creating a new instance and deleting the existing instance. If this is not an option, email support to request rotating the credentials manually.

The broker in GitHub

You can find the broker here: