Yaron Yaron - 4 months ago 8
Python Question

Listing users for certain DB with PyMongo

What I'm trying to acheive



I'm trying to fetch users for a certain database.

What I did so far



I was able to find function to list the databases or create users but none for listing the users, I thought about invoking an arbitrary command such as
show users
but I could find any way to do it.

Current code



#/usr/bin/python

from pymongo import MongoClient

client = MongoClient("localhost",27017)
db = client.this_mongo


Trial and error



I can see the DB names and print them but nothing further:

db_names = client.database_names()

#users = db.command("show users")
for document in db_names:
print(document)
#cursor = db.add_user('TestUser','Test123',roles={'role':'read'})


If there was only a function that could fetch the users cursor so I can iterate over it it would be great.

EDIT



Working solution



#/usr/bin/python

from pymongo import MongoClient

client = MongoClient("localhost",27017)
db = client.this_mongo

# This is the line I added with the help of @salmanwahed
listing = db.command('usersInfo')

for document in listing['users']:
print document['user'] +" "+ document['roles'][0]['role']


Thank you all and @salmanwahed specifically!

Answer

You can execute the usersinfo command to fetch the users data. Like:

db.command('usersInfo')

It will return you a result like this: (I had created the testingdb for testing)

{u'ok': 1.0,
 u'users': [{u'_id': u'testingdb.TestUser',
   u'db': u'testingdb',
   u'roles': [{u'db': u'testingdb', u'role': u'read'}],
   u'user': u'TestUser'}]}