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Create a New Security Group

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  • 'security_manager' user role privilege


Security groups act as firewalls in your network. A security group defines which ports are open to allow incoming connections to a server. They are designed to control who can communicate (or initiate communication) with a server.


With the Network Manager, you can define multiple security groups within a network from a particular cloud provider. Your instances can access any security group that has been created in Network Manager. For example, if you create two different networks in AWS US-East, with their own security groups, your instances in US-East can access any of the security groups from both networks. 


Note: You can assign multiple security groups in a cloud to a server. Permissions defined in a security group are additive in nature. So if a server has two security groups where one group has port 80 open and the other group has port 80 closed, port 80 will be open to the server.


  1. Go to Manage > Networks and select the network you would like to use.
  2. When you click on your network, you will be taken to the Info tab which provides information about your network.
  3. Go to the Security Groups tab.
  4. Select New Security Group.



  • Name: The user-defined name of the Security Group
  • Description: (Optional) The user-defined description of the Security Group.
  • Network: The network which contains this security group.
  • Common ports (inbound): This displays the most common used inbound (ingress) ports. Inbound ports accept traffic that comes into a server from remote locations.
    • SSH (22): This enables port 22 which grants SSH access into the server. For more information, see SSH into a Server.
    • HTTP (80): This enables HTTP access to servers.
    • HTTPS (443): This enables HTTPs access to servers.
    • Remote Desktop (3389): This allows you to use to RDP into a Windows server. For more information, see RDP into a Server.
  1. Click Save.
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