Creating Security Groups
Security Groups can be managed via the Nectar Dashboard
Security Groups from the navigation menu, under
Adding a new Security Group
Simply choose the
Create Security Group button from the top navigation menu.
You will be guided to provide a name for your new
Security Group and an
Managing Security Group rules
Manage Rules button from the actions list for the security group you wish to manage.
From this page, you can add or delete rules using the buttons provided.
Adding a new Security Group rule
To add a new rule, click the
Add Rule button
There are a number of fields presented that are significant here. Depending on your choices, the required fields will change.
You can choose either a common pre-defined service (like HTTP, SSH, etc) or a custom option, depending on your requirements. Custom TCP and UDP rules will require port numbers for their rules, but other protocols do not.
You can choose from either
Egress. You will most likely want to
choose ingress here to filter incoming traffic. By default, all egress traffic
You can choose one of the following options;
- Port: For a single port.
- Port Range: For a range of ports.
- All ports: All ports for a given protocol.
The port number you wish to allow acces for. If you chose a port range, you
would be required to provide a
From Port and a
To Port instead.
You have the option of
Security Group here. These options are
explained in detail in the next pages.