MongoDB Node.js Driver 3.6.1 Released

The MongoDB Node.js team is pleased to announce version 3.6.1 of the driver

Release Highlights


A bug in introducing the new CMAP Connection prevented some users from properly
authenticating with the kerberos module.

Index options are not respected with createIndex

The logic for building the createIndex command was changed in v3.6.0 to use an allowlist
rather than a blocklist, but omitted a number of index types in that list. This release
reintroduces all supported index types to the allowlist.

Remove strict mode for createCollection

Since v3.6.0 createCollection will no longer returned a cached Collection instance if
a collection already exists in the database, rather it will return a server error stating that
the collection already exists. This is the same behavior provided by the strict option for
createCollection, so that option has been removed from documentation.


Reference: MongoDB Node.js Driver
API: Index

We invite you to try the driver immediately, and report any issues to the NODE project.

Thanks very much to all the community members who contributed to this release!