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db.adminCommand()

Definition

db.adminCommand(command)

Provides a helper to run specified database commands against the admin database.

Parameter Type Description
command document or string A database command, specified either in document form or as a string. If specified as a string, the command cannot include any arguments.

Behavior

db.adminCommand runs commands against the admin database regardless of the database context in which it runs. The following commands are equivalent:

db.getSiblingDB("admin").runCommand(<command>)

db.adminCommand(<command>)

For a list of available administrative database commands, see Administration Commands.

Note

For a mongod or mongos running with authorization, the authorized user must have the appropriate privileges to run the database command. See the reference documentation for the command for more information on security requirements.

Examples

killOp

The following example uses the db.adminCommand() method to execute a killOp command to terminate an operation with opid 724. killOp is an administrative command and must be run against the admin database.

db.adminCommand( { "killOp": 1, "op": 724 } )

renameCollection

The following example uses db.adminCommand() to execute the renameCollection administrative database command to rename the orders collection in the test database to orders-2016.

db.adminCommand(
  {
     renameCollection: "test.orders",
     to: "test.orders-2016"
  }
)

createUser

The following example uses the db.adminCommand() method to create a user named bruce with the dbOwner role on the admin database.

db.adminCommand(
  {
    createUser: "bruce",
    pwd: "bruce123",
    roles: [
      { role: "dbOwner", db: "admin" }
    ]
  }
)