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  1. Documentation
  2. DOCS-2798

Make it clear which built-in roles are required to run each command

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major - P3
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 01112017-cleanup
    • Component/s: manual
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      Description

      Many users have reported that it's not that obvious/memorable for example that this:

      http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/user-privileges/#clusterAdmin
      ...links to this....
      http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/command/listDatabases/#dbcmd.listDatabases
      ...which means you need clusterAdmin privileges to run "show dbs" in the mongo shell

      I think this translates into the following improvements needed to the documentation:

      • Should clarify somewhere the Access Control documentation which roles are required to run various shell helper commands such as:
        • show users
        • show dbs
        • show collections
      • Add a note to the documentation page for each command that links back to the built-in role(s) that confer the privilege to run that command.

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            Reporter:
            jon.rangel Jon Rangel
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            Jonathan Dahl
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