Release Date: 26 November 2020
Neo4j 4.2.1 is a maintenance release with many important improvements and fixes.


  • Fixes an issue scanning records in high_limit format, where trying to read a record which happened to be a secondary unit would throw exception or read invalid data instead of observing it as unused
  • Upgrade to Apache Shiro 1.7.0
  • Allow cross-version copy in neo4j-admin copy
  • cypher-shell: Update driver version to 4.2.0
  • This fixes a bug where upgrading from 3.5 directly to 4.1 or 4.2 would result in no PUBLIC role being created.

Detailed Changes and Docs

For the complete list of all changes, please see the changelog. Look for 4.2 Operations manual here.