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Create a Custom MongoDB Role

Note

Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {GROUP-ID} is the same as your project ID. For existing groups, your group/project ID remains the same. The resource and corresponding endpoints use the term groups.

Base URL: https://cloud.mongodb.com/api/atlas/v1.0

The Atlas API uses HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide your Atlas username as the username and Atlas API key as the password as part of the HTTP request.

This endpoint requires that the Atlas user has the Owner role. To view the available Atlas users, click on Users & Teams in the left-hand navigation.

For complete documentation on configuring API access for an Atlas project, see Configure Atlas API Access.

Syntax

POST /api/atlas/v1.0/groups/{GROUP-ID}/customDBRoles/roles

Request Path Parameters

Parameter Required/Optional Description
GROUP-ID Required. The unique identifier for the project.

Request Query Parameters

This endpoint may use any of the HTTP request query parameters available to all Atlas API resources. These are all optional.

Name Type Description Default
pretty boolean Displays response in a prettyprint format. false
envelope boolean Specifies whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope. false

Request Body Parameters

Name Type Description
actions array Each object in the actions array represents an individual privilege action granted by the role.
actions.action string Name of the privilege action.
actions.resources array Contains information on where the action is granted. Each object in the array either indicates a database and collection on which the action is granted, or indicates that the action is granted on the cluster resource.
actions.resources.collection string

Collection on which the action is granted. If this value is an empty string, the action is granted on all collections within the database specified in the actions.resources.db field.

Note

This field is mutually exclusive with the actions.resources.cluster field.

actions.resources.db string

Database on which the action is granted.

Note

This field is mutually exclusive with the actions.resources.cluster field.

actions.resources.cluster boolean

Set to true to indicate that the action is granted on the cluster resource.

Note

This field is mutually exclusive with the actions.resources.collection and actions.resources.db fields.

inheritedRoles array Each object in the inheritedRoles array represents a key-value pair indicating the inherited role and the database on which the role is granted.
inheritedRoles.db string

Database on which the inherited role is granted.

Note

This value should be admin for all roles except read and readWrite.

inheritedRoles.role string Name of the inherited role. This can either be another custom role or a built-in role.
roleName string

Name of the custom role.

Important

The specified role name can only contain letters, digits, underscores, and dashes. Additionally, you cannot specify a role name which meets any of the following criteria:

  • Is a name already used by an existing custom role in the project
  • Is a name of any of the built-in roles
  • Is atlasAdmin
  • Starts with xgen-

Response Elements

This endpoint does not have response elements.

Example Request

Request

Important

You must modify the following code block with the appropriate credentials and project ID.

curl --user '{USERNAME}:{APIKEY}' --digest \
 --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
 --include \
 --request POST "https://cloud.mongodb.com/api/atlas/v1.0/groups/{GROUP-ID}/customDBRoles/roles" --data '
 {
   "actions" : [ {
     "action" : "CONN_POOL_STATS",
     "resources" : [ {
       "cluster" : true
     } ]
   }, {
     "action" : "COLL_STATS",
     "resources" : [ {
       "collection" : "",
       "db" : "staging"
     } ]
   } ],
   "inheritedRoles" : [ {
     "db" : "admin",
     "role" : "enableSharding"
   }, {
     "db" : "admin",
     "role" : "backup"
   } ],
   "roleName" : "ShardingAdmin"
}'

Response

HTTP/1.1 202 Accepted

{
  "actions" : [ {
    "action" : "CONN_POOL_STATS",
    "resources" : [ {
      "cluster" : true
    } ]
  }, {
    "action" : "COLL_STATS",
    "resources" : [ {
      "collection" : "",
      "db" : "staging"
    } ]
  } ],
  "inheritedRoles" : [ {
    "db" : "admin",
    "role" : "enableSharding"
  }, {
    "db" : "admin",
    "role" : "backup"
  } ],
  "roleName" : "ShardingAdmin"
}