Connect to a remote DBMS

If you have a DBMS running remotely, you can connect to it from Desktop by using a Remote connection. Start by adding a Remote connection in your Project and enter the URL of your remote instance, for example bolt://:7687.

remote connection

In the next step, you are required to enter your credentials. When you start Neo4j Browser, you will be connected to your remote graph.

Keep in mind that the remote instance needs to be started.

In Neo4j 4.x, the listen_address has to be configured as such:


In Neo4j 5.x, the configuration setting has been renamed. Thus you have to set it up as the following:


Also, make sure that the firewall on your remote instance allows inbound connections to the defined bolt port (by default: 7687).