Create a User on MongoDB Server

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lab, students are asked to create a user account on a running MongoDB instance. After completing this lab, students will have hands-on experience enabling access control and creating user accounts on MongoDB.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Enable Access Control
  • Create an admin user account and grant it the userAdminAnyDatabase and readWriteAnyDatabase built-in roles.

  • Edit /etc/mongod.conf and add the following:

    authorization: enabled
  • Restart the mongodb service.

Connect as Admin User

Connect using the user created in the previous step.

Create Standard User Account
  • Create a user account named test with the readWrite role on the test database and the read role on the reporting database.

  • Connect to the MongoDB instance using the newly created user account.

Additional Resources

You are working as a DBA and are tasked with creating a test account on the already running MongoDB instance. Currently, access control is not enabled, so you will need to enable it and restart the cluster before creating the user account. Thankfully, you've just completed an awesome Mongo Deep Dive course on that showed you how to do just this.

To accomplish this, you will need to complete the following tasks:

  • Enable access control.
  • Connect to the database as a user with admin privileges.
  • Create a test user account.

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