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dropUser

Removes the user from the database on which you run the command. The dropUser command has the following syntax:

{
dropUser: "<user>",
writeConcern: { <write concern> },
comment: <any>
}

The dropUser command document has the following fields:

Field
Type
Description
dropUser
string
The name of the user to delete. You must issue the dropUser command while using the database where the user exists.
writeConcern
document
Optional. The level of write concern for the removal operation. The writeConcern document takes the same fields as the getLastError command.
comment
any

Optional. A user-provided comment to attach to this command. Once set, this comment appears alongside records of this command in the following locations:

A comment can be any valid BSON type (string, integer, object, array, etc).

New in version 4.4.

Before dropping a user who has the userAdminAnyDatabase role, ensure you have at least another user with user administration privileges.

You must have the dropUser action on a database to drop a user from that database.

The following sequence of operations in mongosh removes reportUser1 from the products database:

use products
db.runCommand( {
dropUser: "reportUser1",
writeConcern: { w: "majority", wtimeout: 5000 }
} )
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