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    API MongoDB Adapter

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    • DADI API Version 3.0.0 or greater
    • A running MongoDB server


    To use this adapter with your DADI API installation, you'll need to add it to your API's dependencies:

    cd my-api
    $ npm install @dadi/api-mongodb


    To run the test suite you'll need a MongoDB server running on localhost with the default port of 27017. If you've changed the default port, modify the test configuration file at config/mongodb.test.json. This file is created from config/mongodb.test.json.sample the first time the test suite is run.

    Run the tests:

    $ git clone https://github.com/dadi/api-mongodb.git
    cd api-mongodb
    $ npm test


    Configuration Files

    Configuration settings are defined in JSON files within a /config directory at the root of your API application. DADI API uses a configuration file for the MongoDB connector that matches the environment you are running under.

    The naming convention for MongoDB configuration files follows the format mongodb.<environment>.json


    Assuming that the entry point for your application is main.js and launching it with the following command, DADI API will attempt to load a MongoDB configuration file named mongodb.production.js.

    $ NODE_ENV=production node main.js

    Application Anatomy

      config/                     # contains environment-specific configuration properties 
        config.development.json   # main API configuration file, development environment 
        mongodb.development.json  # MongoDB configuration file, development environment 
      main.js                     # the entry point of the app 
        collections/              # collection schema files 
        endpoints/                # custom Javascript endpoints 


    Specifies the MongoDB database(s) to connect to.

      "enableCollectionDatabases": false,
      "databases": [
          "id": "authdb",
          "hosts": "",
          "username": "johndoe",
          "password": "topsecret"
          "default": true,
          "id": "secondary",
          "hosts": ""

    Configuration Properties


    Determines whether the database portion of the URL should dictate the actual MongoDB database to be used. When enabled, the request GET /1.0/mydatabase/mycollection would look for documents in a database with the ID mydatabase. If disabled, the default database (i.e. containing the property default: true in the configuration file) will be used.


    The list of MongoDB databases to be used, as an array. Each database must be defined as an object with the following properties:


    The database to authenticate against when supplying a username and password.

    • Format: String
    • Default: ''
    • Environment variable: DB_{database}_AUTH_SOURCE
    • Required: No

    If no authentication mechanism is specified or the mechanism DEFAULT is specified, the driver will attempt to authenticate using the SCRAM-SHA-1 authentication method if it is available on the MongoDB server. If the server does not support SCRAM-SHA-1 the driver will authenticate using MONGODB-CR.

    • Format: String
    • Default: ''
    • Environment variable: DB_{database}_AUTH_MECHANISM
    • Required: No

    Whether this database should be used as the default (main) database. When no database has the default flag, the first one in the array will be used as default.

    • Format: Boolean
    • Default: false
    • Environment variable: DB_{database}_DEFAULT
    • Required: No

    Comma-separated string of MongoDB hosts, including port (e.g. localhost,localhost:27018,localhost:27019).

    • Format: String
    • Environment variable: DB_{database}_HOSTS
    • Required: Yes

    Database unique identifier.

    • Format: String
    • Required: Yes

    The maximum number of connections in the connection pool.

    • Format: Number
    • Default: 0
    • Environment variable: DB_{database}_MAX_POOL
    • Required: No

    The access password, if one is needed.

    • Format: String
    • Default: ""
    • Environment variable: DB_{database}_PASSWORD
    • Required: No

    How MongoDB routes read operations to the members of a replica set - see https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/read-preference/.

    • Format: "primary", "primaryPreferred", "secondary", "secondaryPreferred" or "nearest"
    • Default: "secondaryPreferred"
    • Required: No

    The name of the replica set to identify the hosts.

    • Format: String
    • Required: No

    Whether to initiate the connection with TLS/SSL.

    • Format: Boolean
    • Default: false
    • Required: No

    The access username, if one is needed.

    • Format: String
    • Default: ""
    • Environment variable: DB_{database}_USERNAME
    • Required: No


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