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Authenticates using the x.509 authentication mechanism. When using the mongo shell, use the db.auth() helper as follows:


Starting in version 4.2 of the mongo shell, you can use the passwordPrompt() method in conjunction with various user authentication/management methods/commands to prompt for the password instead of specifying the password directly in the method/command call. However, you can still specify the password directly as you would with earlier versions of the mongo shell.

db.auth( "username", passwordPrompt() )

In earlier versions, to use the db.auth() method, specify the password:

db.auth( "username", "password" )


db.auth() and Security for more information.