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Delete a Database User

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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.

The parameters that this resource requires depend upon the authentication mechanism the database uses. Select from one of the following authentication mechanisms:

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

DELETE /groups/{GROUP-ID}/databaseUsers/{databaseName}/{USERNAME}
Parameter
Type
Necessity
Description
GROUP-ID
string
Required
Unique 24-hexadecimal string that identifies the project.
DATABASE-NAME
string
Required

Database against which the database user authenticates. Database users must provide both a username and authentication database to log into MongoDB.

You may set this parameter value as:

If you don't set an authentication mechanism, Atlas defaults to SCRAM-SHA.

USERNAME
string
Required

Username that this resource deletes from the MongoDB database. This username should be formatted as:

This endpoint might use any of the HTTP request query parameters available to all Atlas API resources. All of these are optional.

Name
Type
Necessity
Description
Default
pretty
boolean
Optional
Flag indicating whether the response body should be in a prettyprint format.
false
envelope
boolean
Optional

Flag indicating if Atlas should wrap the response in a JSON envelope.

This option may be needed for some API clients. These clients cannot access the HTTP response headers or status code. To remediate this, set envelope=true in the query.

For endpoints that return one result, the response body includes:

status
HTTP response code
envelope
Expected response body
false

This endpoint doesn't use HTTP request body parameters.

This endpoint does not have response elements.

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/1.1 200 OK
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.

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