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How is mongod run in the one-click app?

Hi

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:
#   http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/configuration-options/

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

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

# network interfaces
net:
  port: 27017
  bindIp: 127.0.0.1


#processManagement:

security:
  authorization: enabled

#operationProfiling:

#replication:

#sharding:

## Enterprise-Only Options:

#auditLog:

#snmp:
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Hi @sanderdeclerck

According to the manual, the parameter authorization needs to be a string: https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/configuration-options/#security.authorization

So change the config:

security:
  authorization: "enabled"

And then restart MongoDB:

sudo systemctl restart mongod

You can see more in this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-secure-mongodb-on-ubuntu-16-04

@sanderdeclerck

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

https://medium.com/@raj_adroit/mongodb-enable-authentication-enable-access-control-e8a75a26d332

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

service mongod restart

or

systemctl restart mongod

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