community.mongodb.mongodb_user module – Adds or removes a user from a MongoDB database

Note

This module is part of the community.mongodb collection (version 1.4.2).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.mongodb.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.mongodb.mongodb_user.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.mongodb

Synopsis

  • Adds or removes a user from a MongoDB database.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • pymongo

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_mechanism

string

Authentication type.

Choices:

  • SCRAM-SHA-256

  • SCRAM-SHA-1

  • MONGODB-X509

  • GSSAPI

  • PLAIN

connection_options

list / elements=raw

Additional connection options.

Supply as a list of dicts or strings containing key value pairs seperated with ‘=’.

create_for_localhost_exception

path

This is parmeter is only useful for handling special treatment around the localhost exception.

If login_user is defined, then the localhost exception is not active and this parameter has no effect.

If this file is NOT present (and login_user is not defined), then touch this file after successfully adding the user.

If this file is present (and login_user is not defined), then skip this task.

database

aliases: db

string / required

The name of the database to add/remove the user from.

login_database

string

The database where login credentials are stored.

Default: “admin”

login_host

string

The host running MongoDB instance to login to.

Default: “localhost”

login_password

string

The password used to authenticate with.

Required when login_user is specified.

login_port

integer

The MongoDB server port to login to.

Default: 27017

login_user

string

The MongoDB user to login with.

Required when login_password is specified.

name

aliases: user

string / required

The name of the user to add or remove.

password

aliases: pass

string

The password to use for the user.

replica_set

string

Replica set to connect to (automatically connects to primary for writes).

roles

list / elements=raw

The database user roles valid values could either be one or more of the following strings: ‘read’, ‘readWrite’, ‘dbAdmin’, ‘userAdmin’, ‘clusterAdmin’, ‘readAnyDatabase’, ‘readWriteAnyDatabase’, ‘userAdminAnyDatabase’, ‘dbAdminAnyDatabase’

Or the following dictionary ‘{ db: DATABASE_NAME, role: ROLE_NAME }’.

This param requires pymongo 2.5+. If it is a string, mongodb 2.4+ is also required. If it is a dictionary, mongo 2.6+ is required.

ssl

aliases: tls

boolean

Whether to use an SSL connection when connecting to the database.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ssl_ca_certs

aliases: tlsCAFile

string

The ssl_ca_certs option takes a path to a CA file.

ssl_cert_reqs

aliases: tlsAllowInvalidCertificates

string

Specifies whether a certificate is required from the other side of the connection, and whether it will be validated if provided.

Choices:

  • CERT_NONE

  • CERT_OPTIONAL

  • CERT_REQUIRED ← (default)

ssl_certfile

aliases: tlsCertificateKeyFile

string

Present a client certificate using the ssl_certfile option.

ssl_crlfile

string

The ssl_crlfile option takes a path to a CRL file.

ssl_keyfile

string

Private key for the client certificate.

ssl_pem_passphrase

aliases: tlsCertificateKeyFilePassword

string

Passphrase to decrypt encrypted private keys.

state

string

The database user state.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

strict_compatibility

boolean

Enforce strict requirements for pymongo and MongoDB software versions

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

update_password

string

always will always update passwords and cause the module to return changed.

on_create will only set the password for newly created users.

This must be always to use the localhost exception when adding the first admin user.

This option is effectively ignored when using x.509 certs. It is defaulted to ‘on_create’ to maintain a a specific module behaviour when the login_database is ‘$external’.

Choices:

  • always ← (default)

  • on_create

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create 'burgers' database user with name 'bob' and password '12345'.
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    database: burgers
    name: bob
    password: 12345
    state: present

- name: Create a database user via SSL (MongoDB must be compiled with the SSL option and configured properly)
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    database: burgers
    name: bob
    password: 12345
    state: present
    ssl: True

- name: Delete 'burgers' database user with name 'bob'.
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    database: burgers
    name: bob
    state: absent

- name: Define more users with various specific roles (if not defined, no roles is assigned, and the user will be added via pre mongo 2.2 style)
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    database: burgers
    name: ben
    password: 12345
    roles: read
    state: present

- name: Define roles
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    database: burgers
    name: jim
    password: 12345
    roles: readWrite,dbAdmin,userAdmin
    state: present

- name: Define roles
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    database: burgers
    name: joe
    password: 12345
    roles: readWriteAnyDatabase
    state: present

- name: Add a user to database in a replica set, the primary server is automatically discovered and written to
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    database: burgers
    name: bob
    replica_set: belcher
    password: 12345
    roles: readWriteAnyDatabase
    state: present

# add a user 'oplog_reader' with read only access to the 'local' database on the replica_set 'belcher'. This is useful for oplog access (MONGO_OPLOG_URL).
# please notice the credentials must be added to the 'admin' database because the 'local' database is not synchronized and can't receive user credentials
# To login with such user, the connection string should be MONGO_OPLOG_URL="mongodb://oplog_reader:[email protected],server2/local?authSource=admin"
# This syntax requires mongodb 2.6+ and pymongo 2.5+
- name: Roles as a dictionary
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    login_user: root
    login_password: root_password
    database: admin
    user: oplog_reader
    password: oplog_reader_password
    state: present
    replica_set: belcher
    roles:
      - db: local
        role: read

- name: Adding a user with X.509 Member Authentication
  community.mongodb.mongodb_user:
    login_host: "mongodb-host.test"
    login_port: 27001
    login_database: "$external"
    database: "admin"
    name: "admin"
    password: "test"
    roles:
    - dbAdminAnyDatabase
    ssl: true
    ssl_ca_certs: "/tmp/ca.crt"
    ssl_certfile: "/tmp/tls.key" #cert and key in one file
    state: present
    auth_mechanism: "MONGODB-X509"
    connection_options:
     - "tlsAllowInvalidHostnames=true"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

user

string

The name of the user to add or remove.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Elliott Foster (@elliotttf)

  • Julien Thebault (@Lujeni)