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How to display current user in MongoDB

18 May,2021 by Rambler

Question: I jump around on various MongoDB databases and want to create  a process to programatically check the  CURRENT USER. What is the MongoDB command to check the current user?


Answer: The db.runCommand() method will return the current authenticated User, authenticated Role & some time related details 

Adding the connectionStatus details will give you formation about the current connection, specifically the state of authenticated users and their available permissions.


db.runCommand({connectionStatus : 1})


If you want to return extra information about the privileges , you can add the showPrivileges parameter, which will list out all the user privileges.


db.runCommand({connectionStatus : 1,showPrivileges:true})


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