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grantRolesToUser

Definition

grantRolesToUser

Grants additional roles to a user.

The grantRolesToUser command uses the following syntax:

{ grantRolesToUser: "<user>",
  roles: [ <roles> ],
  writeConcern: { <write concern> }
}

The command has the following fields:

Field Type Description
grantRolesToUser string The name of the user to give additional roles.
roles array An array of additional roles to grant to the user.
writeConcern document Optional. The level of write concern for the modification. The writeConcern document takes the same fields as the getLastError command.

In the roles field, you can specify both built-in roles and user-defined role.

To specify a role that exists in the same database where grantRolesToUser runs, you can either specify the role with the name of the role:

"readWrite"

Or you can specify the role with a document, as in:

{ role: "<role>", db: "<database>" }

To specify a role that exists in a different database, specify the role with a document.

Required Access

You must have the grantRole action on a database to grant a role on that database.

Example

Given a user accountUser01 in the products database with the following roles:

"roles" : [
    { "role" : "assetsReader",
      "db" : "assets"
    }
]

The following grantRolesToUser operation gives accountUser01 the read role on the stock database and the readWrite role on the products database.

use products
db.runCommand( { grantRolesToUser: "accountUser01",
                 roles: [
                    { role: "read", db: "stock"},
                    "readWrite"
                 ],
                 writeConcern: { w: "majority" , wtimeout: 2000 }
             } )

The user accountUser01 in the products database now has the following roles:

"roles" : [
    { "role" : "assetsReader",
      "db" : "assets"
    },
    { "role" : "read",
      "db" : "stock"
    },
    { "role" : "readWrite",
      "db" : "products"
    }
]