Red Hat and 10gen Partner To Enhance Security and Identity Management Of MongoDB

10gen and Red Hat recently announced that the centralized identity management features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux extend to 10gen’s MongoDB platform as an auxiliary application within the RHEL platform. The integration of MongoDB with RHEL’s identity management functionality means that administrators can centrally configure MongoDB users, passwords and permissions from the same backend database used to manage the permissions of RHEL users more generally. As a result, IT administrators can now leverage single sign-on functionality across an organization for MongoDB in addition to other applications included within RHEL’s integrated identity management functionality. Red Hat added identity management to RHEL version 6.4 by means of a solution that uses the LDAP protocol. The resulting integration enhances the security of MongoDB and enables streamlined identity management for enterprises and IT administrators.