Amazon EC2 Security Group Step

The Amazon EC2 security group acts as a firewall that controls the traffic allowed into a group of instances.

To create a security group step:

  1. Enter a Name for your Security Group step.
  2. Specify values for the following required properties:
    Property Description
    Access Key Id The EC2 access key ID to use to log in.
    Secret Key The EC2 secret key.
    AWS Jar The full path to the AWS SDK .jar file.
  3. You may choose to specify values for the following optional properties:
    Property Description
    Name The name of the security group to create, if not using a file to add permissions.
    Description The description of the security group to create, if not using a file to add permissions.
    VPC ID The ID of the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to use, if not using a file to add permissions.
    Definition File

    The file describing the security group allowed ips/ports. If left empty, an empty security group is created.

    Otherwise, the file has the following format:

    <SecurityGroup name="name" description="description" vpcId="id_optional"> <ipPermission protocol="tcp" fromPort="nn" toPort="nn">
    <ipRange value="0.0.0.0/0"/>
    </ipPermission>
    </SecurityGroup>