Deletes a user-defined role from the database on which you run the command.

The dropRole command uses the following syntax:

  dropRole: "<role>",
  writeConcern: { <write concern> },
  comment: <any>

The dropRole command has the following fields:

Field Type Description
dropRole string The name of the user-defined role to remove from the database.
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.

Required Access

You must have the dropRole action on a database to drop a role from that database.


The following operations remove the readPrices role from the products database:

use products
     dropRole: "readPrices",
     writeConcern: { w: "majority" }