MD4X-00-000700 - MongoDB must uniquely identify and authenticate non-organizational users (or processes acting on behalf of non-organizational users).


Non-organizational users include all information system users other than organizational users, which include organizational employees or individuals the organization deems to have equivalent status of employees (e.g., contractors, guest researchers, individuals from allied nations).

Non-organizational users must be uniquely identified and authenticated for all accesses other than those accesses explicitly identified and documented by the organization when related to the use of anonymous access, such as accessing a web server.

Accordingly, a risk assessment is used in determining the authentication needs of the organization.

Scalability, practicality, and security are simultaneously considered in balancing the need to ensure ease of use for access to federal information and information systems with the need to protect and adequately mitigate risk to organizational operations, organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation.

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Administrators using MongoDB should document the appropriate privileges for various roles appropriate to the application.

For each database, identify the user's roles for the database.

use database

The server will return a document with the user's roles.

To revoke a user's role from a database, run the following:

db.revokeRolesFromUser( %username%, [ roles ], { writeConcern } )

To grant a role to a user run the following:

db.grantRolesToUser( %username%, [ roles ], { writeConcern } )

See Also

Item Details


References: 800-53|SC-2, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001082, Rule-ID|SV-252140r813802_rule, STIG-ID|MD4X-00-000700, Vuln-ID|V-252140

Plugin: MongoDB

Control ID: 04c7bb412638463c5058ee05fb991ae2cf5ddc00c3534398735ea7a83293c35e