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How to enable authentication in MongoDB?

By default MongoDB does not require username and password to access the data. This is good for development environment, but on production setup we should enable authentication to enhance security. Follow below steps to setup authentication/access control in MongoDB. These steps are performed on Ubuntu machine but should work on any Linux setup. 1. Start MongoDB without access control enabled sudo service mongod start 2. Connect to MongoDB instance mongo --port 27017 3. Switch to 'admin' database user admin; 4. Create admin user         This creates a new user in 'admin' database with role as 'userAdminAnyDatabase', which allows user to grant any user any privilege on any database. db.createUser(   {     user: "<user-admin>",     pwd: "<user-admin-password>",     roles: [ { role: "userAdminAnyDatabase", db: "admin" } ]   } ) 5. Disconnect mongo shell and stop MongoDB. sudo service mongo

Try-with-resources statement in Java 7

Java SE 7 introduced a new type of try-catch block called try-with-resource. The try-with-resources statement is a try statement that declares one or more resources. A resource is an object that must be closed after the program is finished with it. The try-with-resources statement ensures that each resource is closed at the end of the statement. Any object that implements java.lang.AutoCloseable, which includes all objects which implement, can be used as a resource. Prior to Java SE 7, you could use a finally block to ensure that a resource is closed regardless of whether the try statement completes normally or abruptly. The following example uses a pre Java 7 finally block to close resource: static String readFirstLineFromFileWithFinallyBlock(String path)                                                      throws IOException {     BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(path));     try {         return br.readLine();     } finally {         if

How to write text to a file in Java?

1. Using PrintWriter public class WriteFile {     public static void main(String[] args) {         String fileName = "D:\\temp.txt";         PrintWriter writer = null;         try {             //will replace existing file.             writer = new PrintWriter(fileName);             writer.println("This is first line.");             writer.println("This is second line");             writer.close();         } catch (FileNotFoundException e) {             //occurs when user does not have permission to create file.             e.printStackTrace();         } finally {             if (writer != null) {                 writer.close();             }         }     } } 2. Using Files class (JDK 7+) public class WriteFile {     public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {         List<String> lines = Arrays.asList("Line One", "Line Two");         Path file = Paths.get("D:\\test.txt");         Files.write