You can delete a user-defined security tag.

You might want to delete a security tag if the function or environment of the virtual machine changes. For example, if you have a security tag for Oracle databases, but you decide to use a different database server, you can remove the security tag so that firewall rules that apply to Oracle databases no longer run against the virtual machine.


  1. From the top navigation bar, select Resources and click Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, click Organization VDCs.
  3. Click the radio button next to the target organization virtual data center, and click Manage Firewall.
  4. Click the Security Tags tab.
  5. From the list of security tags, select the security tag that you want to delete.
  6. Click the Delete (delete button) button.
  7. To confirm the deletion, click OK.


The security tag is deleted.

What to do next

If you delete a security tag, you might also need to edit an associated security group or firewall rules. For more information about security groups, see Working with Security Groups.