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You can create custom roles in Atlas when the built-in roles don't include your desired set of privileges. Atlas applies each database user's custom roles together with:
You can assign multiple custom roles to each database user.
To review the list of custom role privileges, see the API reference.
Free Cluster and Shared Cluster Limitation
Changes to custom roles
might take up to 30 seconds to deploy in
M0 free clusters and
M2/M5 shared clusters.
You cannot delete a custom role in the following scenarios:
When deleting the role would leave one or more child roles with no parent roles or actions.
When deleting the role would leave one or more database users with no roles.
You can assign custom roles in the Atlas UI when you add a database user or modify a database user. To assign custom roles through the Atlas Administration API, see Create a Database User or Update a Database User.
You can assign up to 20 custom roles to a single database user and can create up to 100 custom roles per project. If you require more custom roles per database user or per project, contact Atlas support.
Atlas rolls back any role modifications not made through the UI or custom roles API. You must use the Atlas UI or API to add, modify, or delete custom roles on Atlas database deployments.
Atlas audits the creation, deletion, and updates of custom MongoDB roles in the project's Activity Feed.
If you assign multiple roles to a user and those roles grant conflicting permissions for an object, Atlas honors the highest permissions within any role.
You create two custom roles and assign both to User A:
The first custom role grants only
readprivileges on your database. It also grants bypassDocumentValidation on your database.
The second role grants
dbAdminprivileges on your database. It doesn't grant bypassDocumentValidation, which is an implicit denial of bypass permissions.
User A would have all of the
dbAdminprivileges for your database, since
dbAdminis the higher database access permission. User A would also have bypassDocumentValidation, since bypassDocumentValidation is the higher bypass permission.