Ubu: 3. Install Graphlytic

1. Deploy plugin into Neo4j

Graphlytic requires some advanced features which are not delivered with Neo4j. There is plugin for Neo4j delivered with Graphlytic installation package. This plugin has to be copied into Neo4j.

Stop Neo4j if it is running. Copy file neo4j-gl-plugin.jar and into directory: <NEO4J_HOME>/plugins/.


$ sudo su neo4j
neo4j:$ cp neo4j-gl-plugin.jar /usr/share/neo4j/neo4j-community-3.0.0/plugins/

To see what is the functionlity of plugin see Architecture.

2. Install Graphlytic

2.1. Install Graphlytic as a console application

Graphlytic application will be started by user 'graphlytic'. Create this user with home directory (home directory is used by neo4j drivers to store known hosts <home>/.neo4j/known_hosts):

$ sudo useradd -m graphlytic
$ sudo usermod -L graphlytic

Copy Graphlytic installation file "graphlytic-<version>.tar.gz" into /tmp/.

Create directory structure:

$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/graphlytic /var/log/graphlytic
$ sudo chown -R graphlytic:graphlytic /usr/share/graphlytic /var/log/graphlytic

Copy installation file and unpack it:

$ sudo su graphlytic
graphlytic:$ cp /tmp/graphlytic-<version>.tar.gz /usr/share/graphlytic
graphlytic:$ cd /usr/share/graphlytic
graphlytic:$ tar zxvf graphlytic-<version>.tar.gz

Configure Graphlytic:

vi /usr/share/graphlytic/conf/graphlytic.conf

Edit this configuration file to contains these lines:

# where Graphlytic stores its data
# where Graphlytic stores log files
# where Graphlytic stores external widgets
# where Graphlytic stores external icons
# login page logo title
# url for HTTP or HTTPS connection to Neo4j REST
# do not comment this line. HTTP/HTTPS connection is mandatory for communication with Graphlytic Neo4j plugin
# you can use HTTPS url to use SSL but you need import Neo4j certificate into Java default truststore
# url for Bolt connection to Neo4j
# comment this line to disable Bolt protocol communication and HTTP/HTTPS will be used for all communication with Neo4j
# username for Neo4j connection
# password for Neo4j connection

Configure starting script:

graphlytic:$ chmod a+x /usr/share/graphlytic/bin/graphlyticc
graphlytic:$ vi /usr/share/graphlytic/bin/graphlyticc

Edit this configuration file to use HTTP or HTTPS or both:

# use this script to start GL from console
# disable or enable HTTP/HTTPS. To disable comment od remove line