How is mongod run in the one-click app?


I have created a one-click droplet with MongoDB. Now I want to set up authentication. I already created users and roles. But I must enable authentication when the process is started and restart the process.

But how exactly is the mongod process started in this one-click app (I don’t want authentication to be disabled if the process needs to be restarted later on)?

I already tried changing the /etc/mongod.conf and rebooting the server (sudo reboot). But it is still possible to login to mongo without specifying a user.

I coud not find anything in the /etc/init.d or in the /etc/systemd/system directories.

This is my mongod.conf:

# mongod.conf

# for documentation of all options, see:

# Where and how to store data.
  dbPath: /var/lib/mongodb
    enabled: true
#  engine:
#  mmapv1:
#  wiredTiger:

# where to write logging data.
  destination: file
  logAppend: true
  path: /var/log/mongodb/mongod.log

# network interfaces
  port: 27017


  authorization: enabled




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Accepted Answer

Hi @sanderdeclerck

According to the manual, the parameter authorization needs to be a string:

So change the config:

  authorization: "enabled"

And then restart MongoDB:

sudo systemctl restart mongod

You can see more in this tutorial:


You may want to take a look at this post for details on how to setup authentication with a user.

As far as starting, stopping and restarting the service, it’ll be done either via:

service mongod restart


systemctl restart mongod

In most cases, especially on newer distros, systemd is used, so the systemctl command would be what you’d use.

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