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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Creating a security group using Horizon

Security groups provide you with ways to control the Network traffic between ports in an OpenStack Network. Security group rules are applied at a Network port level. To apply port level security, we will start by creating a security group and then adding security rules to this group. The security groups are attached to the instances when they are launched.

Getting ready

For creating a security group, you will need the following information:

  • The security group name
  • A description for the security group

How to do it…

The following recipe will show you how to create a security group using Horizon:

  1. Log in to Horizon with the appropriate credentials.
  2. In the left navigation menu, navigate to Project | Compute | Access ...

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