Run queries as a different user

You can execute a query under the security context of a different user through the parameter impersonatedUser in the request body, specifying the name of the user to impersonate. For this to work, the user under which the request is sent needs to have the appropriate permissions.

When impersonating a user, the query is run within the complete security context of the impersonated user and not the authenticated user (i.e. home database, permissions, etc.).

Example request

POST http://localhost:7474/db/neo4j/query/v2
Authorization: Basic bmVvNGo6dmVyeXNlY3JldA==
Content-Type: application/json
  "statement": "MATCH (n:Person) RETURN LIMIT 1",
  "impersonatedUser": "anotherUser"

Example response

202: OK
Content-Type: application/json
  "data": {
    "fields": [
    "values": [
  "bookmarks": [