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A lightweight approach to testing the Neo4j REST API with Authentication

This article will show examples of how to test the Neo4j REST API for authentication via: Google Chrome Advanced REST Client Linux curl command The Neo4j REST API describes each…

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Creating and configuring database-local roles

Neo4j 4.0 introduced advanced security features in the form of role-based access controls, much needed, especially with the introduction of multiple database functionality. These controls can be accessed by administrators…

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Neo4j Docker image cannot run on kubernetes as non root user

In Kubernetes (K8S) various levels of security can be set which apply cluster-wide to Pods running containers. One of which is a policy which prevents containers within a Pod to…

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Enabling TLSv1.2 with IBM JDK9

Neo4j 3.4.0 only supports TLSv1.2 by default. IBM JDK9 uses the TLSv1 protocol by default. When attempting to run cypher-shell, users will be unable to connect to Neo4j. To enable…

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Explanation of data/log/console.log error of 'TLS certificate error occurred, unable to start server: Neither RSA, DSA nor EC worked…​'

On bin/neo4j start the data/log/console.log may log an error similar to Neo4j allows for the configuration of HTTPS certificates via the parameters in conf/neo4j-server.properties. The following are the default values:…

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Explanation of error on session connection using uniform drivers

As described by http://neo4j.com/docs/developer-manual/current/drivers/#_trust, when establishing an encrypted connection, it needs to be verified that the remote peer is who we expected to connect to. The default connection is to…

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Explanation of error: procedure is not available due to having restricted access rights, check configuration

Commencing with Neo4j 3.2 when running a stored procedure, for example this may error with The cause of this error is as a result of not configuring the security extensions.…

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How to configure mixed-mode security (native and LDAP) in Neo4j

For environments where you need both LDAP authentication as well as some native user accounts, there is a way to allow this in Neo4j 3.1 and newer. Use the configuration…

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LDAP Error: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

When configuring LDAP with certificates you may encounter the following issue: The problem appears when your server uses a self-signed certificate. To workaround it, you can add this certificate to…

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Neo4j Security Benchmark

Overview: This document, Neo4j Security Benchmark, provides prescriptive guidance for establishing a secure configuration posture for Neo4j Enterprise Edition versions 3.5.0 and higher. This guide was tested against Neo4j 3.5.0…

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How to set up SSL communcation when running Neo4j within a Docker Container

Neo4j 3.2 added a Unified SSL Framework to setup secure connections for Bolt, HTTPS and Intra-Cluster Encryption. Details on this framework can be found at: https://neo4j.com/docs/operations-manual/current/security/ssl-framework/ Setting up secure Bolt…

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TLS/SSL Configuration for Specific Ciphers

Per documentation: dbms.ssl.policy.<policyname>.ciphers is by default set to the Java platform default allowed cipher suites, which can also be explicitly set to any specific ciphers (separated by ",") to further…

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Useful Cypher statements for suspending and reactivating users

Commencing with Neo4j 3.1 and implementaion of native database users it is possible to suspend a user, thus preventing the user from further authenticating in. To view all suspended users…

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