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Spin up a Neo4j AWS AMI with APOC installed
const uuidv4 = require('uuid/v4');
const AWS = require("aws-sdk");
console.log("Creating a Neo4j server");
let uuid = uuidv4();
let serverParams = {};
serverParams.keyName = `neo4j-ami-keypair-${uuid}`;
serverParams.groupName = `neo4j-ami-graph-security-${uuid}`;
let regionParams = { 'region': 'us-east-1' }
var ec2 = new AWS.EC2(regionParams);
ec2.createKeyPair({ KeyName: serverParams.keyName }).promise().then(data => {
console.log("Key pair created. Save this to a file - you'll need to use it if you want to ssh into the Neo4j server");
return ec2.createSecurityGroup({ Description: "Neo4j AMI Security Group", GroupName: serverParams.groupName }).promise()
}).then(data => {
console.log("Created Group Id:" + data.GroupId);
serverParams["groupId"] = data.GroupId;
var ports = [22, 7474, 7473, 7687];
return Promise.all( (port) {
let params = {
GroupId: data.GroupId,
IpProtocol: "tcp",
FromPort: port,
ToPort: port,
CidrIp: ""
return ec2.authorizeSecurityGroupIngress(params).promise();
}).then(data => {
console.log("Opened Neo4j ports");
let params = {
ImageId: "ami-f03c4fe6",
MinCount: 1,
MaxCount: 1,
InstanceType: "m3.medium",
KeyName: serverParams.keyName,
SecurityGroupIds: [serverParams.groupId],
UserData: new Buffer(`#!/bin/bash \n
curl -L -O \n
sudo cp apoc- /var/lib/neo4j/plugins/ \n`).toString('base64')
return ec2.runInstances(params).promise();
}).then(data => {
let ourInstance = data.Instances[0];
console.log("Instance Id: " + ourInstance.InstanceId);
serverParams.instanceId = ourInstance.InstanceId;
let params = {
InstanceIds: [ourInstance.InstanceId]
return ec2.waitFor("instanceRunning", params).promise();
}).then(data => {
let reservations = data.Reservations;
let instances = reservations[0].Instances;
serverParams.publicDnsName = instances[0].PublicDnsName;
console.log("Your Neo4j server is now ready!");
console.log("You'll need to login to the server and change the default password:")
console.log(`https://${serverParams.publicDnsName}:7473 or http://${serverParams.publicDnsName}:7474`)
console.log(`User:neo4j, Password:${serverParams.instanceId}`)
}).catch(err => console.log(err, err.stack));
npm install uuid
npm install aws-sdk
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