MongoDB Node.js Driver 5.8.0 Released

5.8.0 (2023-08-21)

The MongoDB Node.js team is pleased to announce version 5.8.0 of the mongodb package!

Release Notes

The AutoEncrypter interface has been deprecated

The AutoEncrypter interface was accidentally made public in the 4.x version of the driver. It is now deprecated and will be made internal in the next major release.

Kerberos support for 1.x and 2.x

Moves the kerberos dependency back to ^1.0.0 || ^2.0.0 to indicate support for both 1.x and 2.x. Support for 1.x is removed in 6.0.

Fixed accidental deprecation warning

Because of internal options handling, a deprecation was emitted for tlsCertificateFile when using tlsCertificateKeyFile. That has been corrected.

Remove credential availability on ConnectionPoolCreatedEvent

In order to avoid mistakenly printing credentials the ConnectionPoolCreatedEvent will replace the credentials option with an empty object. The credentials are still accessble via MongoClient options: client.options.credentials.


  • NODE-5399: use mongodb-js/saslprep instead of saslprep (#3818) (c0d3927)
  • NODE-5429: deprecate the AutoEncrypter interface (#3764) (9bb0d95)
  • NODE-5465,NODE-5538: lower @aws-sdk/credential-providers version to 3.188.0 and zstd to ^1.0.0 (#3821) (39ff81d)

Bug Fixes

  • NODE-5489: set kerberos compatibility to ^1.0.0 || ^2.0.0 (#3803) (c3b35b3)
  • NODE-5495: do not emit deprecation warning when tlsCertificateKeyFile is specified and tlsCertificateFile is not (#3810) (e81d4a2)
  • NODE-5537: remove credentials from ConnectionPoolCreatedEvent options (#3813) (4cf1e96)


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


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