Devise for Neo4j.rb ORM
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Important Note

This is a fork of the devise-neo4j project, updated to work with newer version of Neo4j.rb and Devise.

Most of the devise tests pass. You can see the few that do not in test/overrides . All but one of the failures seem to be very minor issues. The one oddity can be seen in RegistrationTest, which is testing validates_confirmation_of :password. It's unclear if this is a real bug (cannot replicate in a unit test or in an application ).

Note on development: the devise test suite runs out of permgen quick on jruby. To fix this, I set JRUBY_OPTS to: -X+O -J-Xms1024m -J-Xmx2048m -J-XX:PermSize=256m -J-XX:MaxPermSize=512m


A gem for Neo4j integration with the Devise authentication framework.

Neo4j: Devise:



Add the neo4j and devise-neo4j gems to your Gemfile:

gem "neo4j", "~> 2.2.0"
gem "devise-neo4j"

Run the bundle install command:

bundle install

Then run the devise install generator and optionally update or create a devise-neo4j model:

bundle exec rails g devise:install --orm=neo4j
bundle exec rails g neo4j:devise MODEL

Now the model is setup like a default devise model, meaning you can do things like adding a before_filter in a controller to restrict access to logged-in users only:

before_filter :authenticate_<your model name>!

Example App

You can see a very simple app that demonstrates Neo4j and devise here:

Or build your own using:

gem install rails
rails new myapp -m -O
cd myapp
add to your Gem File : 
gem 'devise-neo4j', :git => 'git://', :branch => 'devise2'
rails generate devise:install --orm=neo4j
bundle exec rails g neo4j:devise User
add devise_for :users to config/routes.rb (not sure why generator is not adding this...)
rails s
go to http://localhost:3000/users/sign_up

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright © 2011 Ben Jackson. See LICENSE for details.