3.4.9 - The client is unauthorized due to authentication failure


(Oleg ) #1

This might be related to a problem I have with not being able to reach a neo4j server (on Windows 10) remotely from my local network. I am able to when running from Neo4j Desktop, but not a standalone server install. I'm wondering if there is a different location for configuration settings somewhere else on my system.

For this fresh install, I just changed the password, but now on every page refresh on the local machine running the server, I get this warning in the console (I start it with 'neo4j console'):
2018-11-11 18:25:25.092+0000 WARN The client is unauthorized due to authentication failure.
and uncommenting this line for remote access:
has no effect (but does work in Neo4j Desktop).
It's like there's a different location being read for configuration settings or that they're being cached. I do have a few older Neo4j server installs on my machine. I disabled my Comodo firewall and containment options. I tried
:server change-password
and deleting the auth file as mentioned here:

but I still get the same authentication failure warning.

Is there something else I can try? Where else might some settings be?

(Andrew Bowman) #2

If you're able to successfully connect and interact with Neo4j, you can disregard the warnings.

In most cases it's a consequence of how the Neo4j browser attempts to connect the first time (and on refreshes), and unfortunately the current approach generates those messages.

(Oleg ) #3

Yah, it seems to work just fine locally, but I'm worried that message is a symptom of why I'm not able to access neo4j remotely from a different machine on my local network, that's what I'd really like to fix.