Delete a Database User

Info With Circle IconCreated with Sketch.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.

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.

DELETE /api/atlas/v1.0/groups/{GROUP-ID}/databaseUsers/{databaseName}/{USERNAME}
GROUP-IDRequired.Unique identifier for the project.

The user's authentication database.

Accepted values include:

  • $external if the user is authenticated using X.509 certificates or LDAP .
  • admin users authenticated using SCRAM-SHA.

    This is the default authentication scheme in Atlas.


Username to delete.

Must be a fully qualified distinguished name, as defined in RFC-2253, if:

  • ldapAuthType is USER or GROUP, or
  • x509Type is CUSTOMER.

The following query parameters are optional:

Query ParameterTypeDescriptionDefault
prettybooleanDisplays response in a prettyprint format.false
envelopebooleanSpecifies whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope.false

This endpoint does not use HTTP request body parameters.

This endpoint does not have response elements.

Delete one database user that Atlas authenticates using SCRAM-SHA and the admin database.

Important With Circle IconCreated with Sketch.Important

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

curl -i -u "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" --digest -X DELETE ""
HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Content-Type: application/json;charset=ISO-8859-1
Date: {dateInUnixFormat}
WWW-Authenticate: Digest realm="MMS Public API", domain="", nonce="{nonce}", algorithm=MD5, op="auth", stale=false
Content-Length: {requestLengthInBytes}
Connection: keep-alive
HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Type: application/json
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=300
Date: {dateInUnixFormat}
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: {requestLengthInBytes}

This endpoint does not return a response body.

Give Feedback