Security groups are sets of IP filter rules that define networking access and are applied to all instances within a project. You can either modify the rules in the default security group or create a security group with custom rules.

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To modify an existing rule for a security group, see Modify an Existing Security Group


  1. Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard as a cloud administrator.
  2. Select the project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.
  3. Select Project > Compute > Access & Security.
  4. Click the Security Groups tab.
  5. Click Create Security Group.
  6. Enter a name and description for the new group, and click Create Security Group.

    The new group appears in the list on the Security Group tab.

  7. Configure the rules for the new group.
    1. Select the new security group and click Manage Rules.
    2. Click Add Rule.
    3. From the Rule drop-down menu, select the rule to add.

      The subsequent fields might change depending on the rule you select.

    4. If applicable, specify Ingress or Egress from the Direction drop-down menu.
    5. After you complete the rule definition, click Add.
  8. Configure additional rules if necessary.
  9. Click the Access & Security tab to return to the main page.