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<task id="create_sgroup_ui_help_context">
<title>Create a Security Group</title>
<shortdesc> Eucalyptus enables you to control access to your cloud using security groups. A
security group contains a group of rules that control inbound traffic to instances in the
group for the specified protocols and ports. </shortdesc>
<task id="create_sgroup_ui_help_steps">
<title>Create a Security Group with the Console</title>
<cmd> Enter a name for your security group in the <uicontrol>Name</uicontrol> text box. </cmd>
<cmd> Enter a description for your security group in the <uicontrol>Description</uicontrol> text box.
<cmd>You can optionally create one or more rules for the security group. A rule grants inbound
access to a port or port range for a specified protocol.</cmd>
<cmd> Select a protocol for the rule from the <uicontrol>Protocol</uicontrol> drop-down list
box. </cmd>
<cmd> Enter a port range for the rule in the <uicontrol>Port range</uicontrol> text box. </cmd>
<cmd> Select the type of inbound traffic for the rule using the radio
buttons: </cmd>
<p>To grant access to an IP address or range of IP addresses, select
the <uicontrol>IP Address</uicontrol> radio button and enter a CIDR range in the text
<note>For more information on CIDR notation, please see the <xref
href="" format="html">CIDR
notation Wikipedia article</xref>.</note>
<p>To grant access to another security group, select the <uicontrol>Other
security group</uicontrol> radio button and enter the name of the security
group in the text box.</p>
To specify a security group in another account, use the format "userid/groupname".
<p>To grant access to only to other instances in this security group, select the <uicontrol>Other
instances in this security group</uicontrol> radio button.</p>
<cmd>Click the <uicontrol>Add another rule</uicontrol> button.</cmd>
<cmd>Click the <uicontrol>Create group</uicontrol> button.</cmd>
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