Security Group

Access to cloud systems like Instances are governed by Security Groups.

Security Group
Security Group

Add Security Group

Security Group Name is provided along with the VPC that it controls access to, and a description of the group.

Security Group - Add
Security Group – Add

Azure and Amazon options are available.

Security Group - Add Amazon
Security Group – Add Amazon

Security Group - Add Azure

Security Group – Add Azure

Once added, Details can be used to modify settings. When adding a Security Group, errors if any are displayed.

Add Security Group

Add Security Group

Security Groups impose connection Rules on images specified using the type of connection, its protocol, port range over which the communication happens, and source of the communication

Connection Rules
Connection Rules

These are the supported Types of connections –

Type of Connection
Type of Connection

All traffic – Regardless of protocol, all network traffic is allowed

All TCP – All communication over TCP is allowed. This could include web, SSH, FTP, Telnet, SMTP, IMAP/POP involving web service calls, file transfer, mail, etc.

All UDP – All communication over UDP is allowed. This could include media streaming, games, local broadcasts / discovery services, tunneling/VPN, etc.

SSH – This is a replacement of remote shell programs like Telnet, with encryption being used to protect the contents

SMTP – This is used for email transmission. POP3 – Most recent protocol for receiving email. IMAP – Allows mail client to access email on remote mail server. SMTPS, IMAPS, POP3S are implementations supporting encryption, transferring over SSL.

HTTP – Used to show web pages, with set of rules for file transfer over the World Wide Web. HTTPS has encryption added.

LDAP – Allows access to information directories over the Internet, allowing the sharing of information about users, systems, networks, services, and applications throughout the network

MS SQL – Microsoft SQL Server communicates over a specific port which is configurable. MYSQL is an open source SQL implementation and also communicates over a configurable port.

RDP – Allows remote desktop connections

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