How To Fix Permission Error while Starting MongoDB Server ?
This Post explains - How To Fix Permission Error while Starting MongoDB Server.
If you had set-up MongoDB as per the official documentation, sometimes we face the below error -
> _\[main\] error opening file: /etc/key: **Permission denied**_
This mostly mostly happens due to a piece of information which we sometimes miss or probably forget about. And that information is -
- Typically MongoDB is installed with username "mongod".
- But my mistake sometimes we use root user to start the server. Which throws the above error
- Hence we need to change the ownership to "mongod" by using following command.
sudo chown mongod:mongod /etc/key"
- If you do that and Restart the server , it should work !
I hope this was helpful Additional Read :