Root user can't connect to any database with MongoDB

I’m using MongoDB with Docker and want to automate the database creation.
I found that when passing MONGO_INITDB_ROOT_USERNAME and MONGO_INITDB_ROOT_PASSWORD environment variables to the docker run command I can create a new root user on the admin database.

My issue starts when I’m trying to create a new database and create collections in it.

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  • I wrote a script that selects the admin database, authenticate into the mongo service and creates new db, but for some reasons I can not access the database with my credentials..

    use admin;
    db.auth('myuser', 'mypassword');
    use newDatabase;

    when trying to authenticate to newDatabase with the given credentials (myuser and mypassword) I found that I do not have the needed permissions to the db.

    What did I do wrong? How can I do it automatically anyway?

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Root user can't connect to any database with MongoDB”

    I just understood that the root cannot access the other databases for some reasons, so I used db.createUser and created a new user just for the new database.

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