Installation

This section describes how to download and install Neo4j Desktop.

Neo4j Desktop is free to download and includes a Neo4j Enterprise Edition Developer license. This gives you access to all the capabilities and features of Neo4j Enterprise Edition, with the limitation that these can only be used by you and on a single machine.

1. System requirements

Table 1. Software requirements

macOS

10.10 (Yosemite)

Ubuntu

12.04+

Fedora

21

Debian

8

Windows

8.1+, with PowerShell 5.1+

Desktop comes bundled with the Java JDK versions 11 and 8 as well as with the latest versions of Bloom, Browser, and Neo4j Enterprise Edition.

2. Download and install

Neo4j Desktop can be found at the Neo4j Download center and is available on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

Go to https://neo4j.com/download-center/#desktop and select your OS, then see instructions below:

First, find the .dmg file in the Downloads folder and double-click it. This will open the Neo4j Desktop installer.

Second, drag and drop Neo4j Desktop to the Applications folder.

Lastly, open the Applications folder and double-click the Neo4j icon to launch Neo4j Desktop.

Once Neo4j Desktop is launched, you will need to provide an activation key in order to activate your copy of Desktop. Copy and paste the key, which can be found on top of the download page, into the box in the Desktop app. Alternatively, you can generate a new key from the Desktop app by completing the form on the right hand side of the screen.

First, locate the newly downloaded AppImage file of Neo4j Desktop. Make the file executable by running the following command chmod +x FILE_NAME. Second, double-click the downloaded file to launch the Neo4j Desktop app.

Once Neo4j Desktop is launched, you will need to provide an activation key in order to activate your copy of Desktop. Copy and paste the key, which can be found on top of the download page, into the box in the Desktop app. Alternatively, you can generate a new key from the Desktop app by completing the form on the right hand side of the screen.

First, locate the newly downloaded file and double-click it to begin the installation. Then follow the on-screen steps to complete the installation.

Once Neo4j Desktop is launched, you will need to provide an activation key in order to activate your copy of Desktop. Copy and paste the key, which can be found on top of the download page, into the box in the Desktop app. Alternatively, you can generate a new key from the Desktop app by completing the form on the right hand side of the screen.

3. Advanced installation and configuration

3.1. Proxy setup

Sometimes you need to use a proxy for your internet access or access to external websites. Desktop allows you to configure proxy settings from the Settings menu in the sidebar. There are three different ways to set up a proxy:

  • HTTP

  • Local PAC file

  • Remote PAC file

By default, this is set to No Proxy and to set up a proxy, you click on the dropdown menu and select the setup you prefer.

proxy settings