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mongodbHow to specify a password for MongoDB Docker?

MongoDB Docker can be configured to use a password for authentication. To do this, you need to set the MONGO_INITDB_ROOT_USERNAME and MONGO_INITDB_ROOT_PASSWORD environment variables when running the container.


docker run -d -p 27017:27017 \

This will create a MongoDB container with the username admin and password password.

Code explanation

  • docker run: Runs a command in a new container
  • -d: Runs the container in detached mode, meaning it runs in the background
  • -p 27017:27017: Maps the container's port 27017 to the host's port 27017
  • -e MONGO_INITDB_ROOT_USERNAME=admin: Sets the environment variable MONGO_INITDB_ROOT_USERNAME to admin
  • -e MONGO_INITDB_ROOT_PASSWORD=password: Sets the environment variable MONGO_INITDB_ROOT_PASSWORD to password
  • mongo: The image to use for the container

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