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passwordPrompt()

New in version 4.2.

Prompts for the password in mongosh. The entered password is not displayed in the shell. Use passwordPrompt() in conjunction with methods that accept password as a parameter instead of specifying the password in cleartext to those methods.

The db.createUser() requires a password to be specified.

Starting in MongoDB 4.2, you can use passwordPrompt() as the value for the pwd instead of specifying the password.

db.createUser( {
user:"user123",
pwd: passwordPrompt(), // Instead of specifying the password in cleartext
roles:[ "readWrite" ]
} )

Enter the password when prompted.

Starting in MongoDB 4.2, when you run the db.auth(<username>, <password>) command you can replace the password with the passwordPrompt() method.

Starting in MongoDB 4.4, if you omit the password from the db.auth(<username>, <password>) command, the user is prompted to enter a password.

Both of the following examples prompt the user to enter a password which is not displayed in the shell:

// Starting in MongoDB 4.2
db.auth("user123", passwordPrompt())
// Starting in MongoDB 4.4
db.auth("user123")

The db.changeUserPassword() requires a password to be specified.

Starting in MongoDB 4.2, you can use passwordPrompt() instead of specifying the password.

db.changeUserPassword("user123", passwordPrompt())

Enter the password when prompted.

When changing the password with db.updateUser(), the method requires a password to be specified.

Starting in MongoDB 4.2, you can use passwordPrompt() as the value for the pwd instead of specifying the password.

db.updateUser(
"user123",
{
pwd: passwordPrompt(),
mechanisms: [ "SCRAM-SHA-256" ]
}
)

Enter the password when prompted.

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