Delete an LDAP userToDNMapping

Removes the current userToDNMapping from the LDAP configuration for an Atlas project. A userToDNMapping maps the username provided to a mongod or mongos process for authentication to an LDAP Distinguished Name (DN).


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:


DELETE /groups/{GROUP-ID}/userSecurity

Request Path Parameters

Parameter Required/Optional Description
GROUP-ID Required Identifier for the Atlas group associated with the LDAP over TLS/SSL configuration.

Request Query Parameters

The following query parameters are optional:

Query Parameter 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

This endpoint does not use HTTP request body parameters.

Response Elements

Name Type Description
ldap document Specifies the LDAP over TLS/SSL configuration details for an Atlas group.
ldap.authenticationEnabled boolean Specifies whether user authentication with LDAP is enabled.
ldap.authorizationEnabled boolean Specifies whether user authorization with LDAP is enabled. You cannot enable user authorization with LDAP without first enabling user authentication with LDAP.
ldap.authzQueryTemplate string The LDAP query template that Atlas executes to obtain the LDAP groups to which the authenticated user belongs. Used only for user authorization. Use the {USER} placeholder in the URL to substitute the authenticated username. The query is relative to the host specified with hostname. The formatting for the query must conform to RFC4515 and RFC 4516. If you do not provide a query template, Atlas attempts to use the default value: {USER}?memberOf?base.
ldap.hostname string The hostname or IP address of the LDAP server. The server must be visible to the internet or connected to your Atlas cluster with VPC Peering.
ldap.port integer The port to which the LDAP server listens for client connections.
ldap.bindUsername string The user DN that Atlas uses to connect to the LDAP server. Must be the full DN, such as CN=BindUser,CN=Users,DC=myldapserver,DC=mycompany,DC=com.

Example Request

The following example unsets the values for caCertificate and authzQueryTemplate from the current LDAP configuration:

curl -X DELETE --digest -i -u "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" \

Example Response

The following example response shows the remaining LDAP configuration for the Atlas project:

  "ldap" : {
    "authenticationEnabled" : true,
    "authorizationEnabled" : true,
    "authzQueryTemplate" : "{USER}?memberOf?base",
    "bindUsername" : "CN=Administrator,CN=Users,DC=atlas-ldaps-01,DC=myteam,DC=com",
    "hostname" : "",
    "port" : 636