APOC is packaged with Neo4j and can be found in the
APOC can be installed by moving the APOC jar file from the
$NEO4J_HOME/labs directory to the
$NEO4J_HOME/plugins directory and restarting Neo4j.
APOC can be installed with Neo4j Desktop, after creating your database, by going to the
Manage screen, and then the
Install in the APOC box and wait until you see a green check mark near "APOC".
Since APOC relies on Neo4j’s internal APIs you need to use the matching APOC version for your Neo4j installation. Make sure that the first two version numbers match between Neo4j and APOC.
Go to the latest release for Neo4j 5.11 and download the binary jar to place into your
You can find all releases here.
After you move the jar file to the plugins folder you have to restart neo4j with
APOC uses a consistent versioning scheme:
<apoc> part of the version number will be incremented with every apoc release.
The version compatibility matrix explains the mapping between Neo4j and APOC versions:
|APOC version||Neo4j version|
If by mistake a jar not compatible with the Neo4j version is inserted, a
log.warn like this will appear in
The apoc version (<APOC_VERSION>) and the Neo4j DBMS versions [NEO4J_VERSION] are incompatible. To view the correct version of the compatibility matrix, go to: https://neo4j.com/labs/apoc/5.0/installation/
APOC can be used with the Neo4j Docker image via the
NEO4J_PLUGINS environment variable.
If this environment variable is used, the APOC plugin file will be copied from the Docker image and configured at runtime.
This feature is intended to facilitate using APOC in development environments, but it is not recommended for use in production environments.
docker run \ -p 7474:7474 -p 7687:7687 \ --name neo4j-apoc \ -e NEO4J_apoc_export_file_enabled=true \ -e NEO4J_apoc_import_file_enabled=true \ -e NEO4J_apoc_import_file_use__neo4j__config=true \ -e NEO4J_PLUGINS=\[\"apoc\"\] \ neo4j:5.12.0
We should see the following two lines in the output after running this command:
Fetching versions.json for Plugin 'apoc' from https://neo4j.github.io/apoc/versions.json Installing Plugin 'apoc' from https://github.com/neo4j/apoc/releases/download/5.12.0/apoc-5.12.0-core.jar to /plugins/apoc.jar
In a production environment we should download the APOC release matching our Neo4j version and, copy it to a local folder, and supply it as a data volume mounted at
pluginsdirectory and then mounts that folder to the Neo4j Docker container
mkdir plugins pushd plugins wget https://github.com/neo4j/apoc/releases/download/5.12.0/apoc-5.12.0-core.jar popd docker run --rm -e NEO4J_AUTH=none -p 7474:7474 -v $PWD/plugins:/plugins -p 7687:7687 neo4j:5.12.0
If you want to pass custom apoc config to your Docker instance, you can use environment variables, like here:
docker run \ -p 7474:7474 -p 7687:7687 \ -v $PWD/data:/data -v $PWD/plugins:/plugins \ --name neo4j-apoc \ -e NEO4J_apoc_export_file_enabled=true \ -e NEO4J_apoc_import_file_enabled=true \ -e NEO4J_apoc_import_file_use__neo4j__config=true \ neo4j:5.12.0
The APOC library contains hundreds of procedures and functions. It is not recommended to load all of these into the dbms, but instead use the principle of least privilege. This principle dictates that only the procedures and functions necessary to execute the user’s workload should be loaded.
The procedures and functions that should be loaded can be specified using the database configuration setting
located in the
For example, to load
apoc.math.maxInt and all functions in the
apoc.rel package, use:
The default value of
For security reasons, procedures and functions that use internal APIs are disabled by default. In this case, it is also recommended to use the principle of least privilege and to only unrestrict those procedures and functions which are certain to be used.
The procedures and functions that should be unrestricted can be specified using the database configuration setting
located in the
For example, to unrestrict
apoc.cypher.runFirstColumn and all procedures and functions in the
To unrestrict a whole package of APOC procedures and functions when using the Neo4j Docker container, it is possible
to do so via environment variables.
For example, to load all functions in the
apoc.cypher package, users must add the following argument to the Docker run
More information about loading and unrestricting procedures and functions can be found in the Neo4j Securing Extensions guidelines.
Amazon S3 (
Apache Hadoop (
Google Cloud Storage (
These dependencies are specifically not included in the APOC Core jar, but can be added as separate jars as described here. If the extra dependencies are not included, warnings will show in the debug log file (debug.log) that can be ignored if the respective functionality is not needed. An example of such a warning would be:
Failed to load `apoc.util.s3.S3URLConnection`
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