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dropAllRolesFromDatabase

Deletes all user-defined roles on the database where you run the command.

Warning

The dropAllRolesFromDatabase removes all user-defined roles from the database.

Tip

In mongosh, this command can also be run through the db.dropAllRoles() helper method.

Helper methods are convenient for mongosh users, but they may not return the same level of information as database commands. In cases where the convenience is not needed or the additional return fields are required, use the database command.

The dropAllRolesFromDatabase command takes the following form:

{
dropAllRolesFromDatabase: 1,
writeConcern: { <write concern> },
comment: <any>
}

The command has the following fields:

Field
Type
Description
dropAllRolesFromDatabase
integer
Specify 1 to drop all user-defined roles from the database where the command is run.
writeConcern
document
/includes/source/fact-write-concern-spec-link.rst
comment
any

Optional. A user-provided comment to attach to this command. Once set, this comment appears alongside records of this command in the following locations:

A comment can be any valid BSON type (string, integer, object, array, etc).

You must have the dropRole action on a database to drop a role from that database.

The following operations drop all user-defined roles from the products database:

use products
db.runCommand(
{
dropAllRolesFromDatabase: 1,
writeConcern: { w: "majority" }
}
)

The n field in the results document reports the number of roles dropped:

{ "n" : 4, "ok" : 1 }
← dropRole