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Learning Neo4j 3.x - Second Edition by Rik Van Bruggen, Jérôme Baton

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Authentication and authorization

Authentication is the capacity for a system to ensure that who you claim to be is who you are and that you belong to the system users. This is usually realized using credentials like a login/password pair.

This pair can be managed by Neo4j or another system to which Neo4j will communicate the pair and receive a result leading to the user entering or not entering the system. These other specialized systems can be directories of the following technologies:

  • LDAP
  • Active directory
  • Kerberos (along with LDAP)

Authorization is the capacity for a system to give different levels of access to different users, from being allowed to perform inconsequential commands like changing one's password to being allowed to add ...

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