MongoDB w/ SSL

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Dependencies: None
Version: 3.4.0

MongoDB is a free and open-source cross-platform document-oriented database.

Get the Code

Switch to /usr/local/src and download the pre-compiled binaries.

cd /usr/local/src
curl --remote-name https://fastdl.mongodb.org/osx/mongodb-osx-ssl-x86_64-VERSION.tgz

Install

Unpack the binaries into /usr/local/mac-dev-env.

tar -zxvf mongodb-osx-ssl-x86_64-VERSION.tgz -C ../mac-dev-env

Create a symbolic link to /usr/local/mongodb.

ln -s mac-dev-env/mongodb-osx-x86_64-VERSION /usr/local/mongodb

Databases

Create a folder that will contain your databases. My databases are located in /usr/local/var/mongodb. You can place your databases wherever you'd like but make sure you update the path when mentioned throughout this article.

mkdir -p /usr/local/var/mongodb

Configuration File

Create a configuration file to customize your server.

nano /usr/local/mongodb/mongod.conf

Copy and paste the following text into the aforementioned file.

# http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/configuration-options/
storage:
  dbPath: /usr/local/var/mongodb
  directoryPerDB: true
  journal:
    enabled: true
net:
  bindIp: 127.0.0.1
  http:
    enabled: true

To configure MongoDB with SSL, see instructions at Configure mongod and mongos for TLS/SSL.

Shell

Execute the following lines to update your Bash startup script.

echo 'export PATH=/usr/local/mongodb/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile

Load the new shell configurations.

source ~/.bash_profile

Manual Start/Stop

To start the MongoDB server.

mongod --config /usr/local/mongodb/mongod.conf

Press CTRL-C to stop the MongoDB server.

Automatically Start the Server at Boot

Create a configuration file for Launchd.

nano ~/Library/LaunchAgents/org.mongodb.mongod.plist

Copy and paste the following text into the aforementioned file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
  <dict>
    <key>Label</key>
    <string>org.mongodb.mongod</string>

    <key>ProgramArguments</key>
    <array>
      <string>/usr/local/mongodb/bin/mongod</string>
      <string>--config</string>
      <string>/usr/local/mongodb/mongod.conf</string>
    </array>

    <key>StandardOutPath</key>
    <string>/usr/local/var/log/mongodb.log</string>
    <key>StandardErrorPath</key>
    <string>/usr/local/var/log/mongodb.log</string>

    <key>RunAtLoad</key>
    <true/>
    <key>KeepAlive</key>
    <true/>
  </dict>
</plist>

Register with Launchd and start the server.

launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/org.mongodb.mongod.plist

Deregister with Launchd.

launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/org.mongodb.mongod.plist

Verify the Installation

Verify that you have successfully installed MongoDB.

mongod --version

Visit the web status page.

http://localhost:28017/