Compass: authentication failed [SOLVED]

I used the Connection String as specified in the Compass Basics lesson, but I get this error: authentication failed

From the Atlas mflix -> Connect -> Connect to MongoDB Compass

I have Compass with right version -and- it was open
Copy the connection string below, and open Compass:
I got a message popup that a MongoDB connection was detected
I made sure the password is changed.

I get this error: authentication failed - at the top of Compass window in red…

Solution:
I needed to specify the Authentication Database value as: admin (I was using test).

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