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To create a new RDS Security Group, specify the following parameters:

  • Group name - Provide a name for the security group. It must begin with a letter; must contain only ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens; and must not end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens.
  • Group description - Brief description about the security group. (Required)
  • VPC - The Virtual Private Cloud you would like to associate to this group.
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The RDS security group controls who has authorized access to the RDS Instance. The two types of authorizations are IP ranges and EC2 security groups. IP range ingress authorizations allow access to DB Instances from the Internet. EC2 security group ingress authorizations allow access to DB Instances from EC2 instances.

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RDS Security Groups perform a similar function as EC2 Security Groups for EC2 Instances, except these security groups only apply to RDS Instances.

  • Name - The name of the RDS Security Group (e.g. my-rds-1). Once created, the description cannot be changed.
  • Owner - The AWS Account Number that created the RDS Security Group (e.g. 123412341234)
  • EC2 security groups - Control which EC2 instances will have network access to your RDS Instance.
  • IP ranges - The range of IP addresses that can access the RDS instance. By default, the IP address of the user who created the security group will automatically be granted access. (e.g. 209.123.456.789/32) An IP range must be authorized by Amazon before it's allowed to access the RDS Instance. You can revoke access permissions at any time.
  • Description - Brief description about the security group. Once created, the description cannot be changed.

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  • Add CIDRIP - Grant network access to your RDS Instance by specifying a TCP/IP range. (e.g. 209.123.456.789/32) If you add 0.0.0.0/0, anyone will be able to access your database.
  • Add EC2 Group - Grant other EC2 instances access to your RDS Instance by specifying an AWS Acct Number and the name of their EC2 Security Group. For example, if you have an application server that needs to access the RDS Instance, you will need to add the application server's EC2 security group to the RDS Security Group so that your application servers will be able to access the RDS Instance. To make an addition you will need to specify the AWS Account Number and the name of the EC2 Security Group.
  • Delete - Delete an RDS Security Group. You cannot delete an RDS Security Group that's actively being used by a running RDS Instance.
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