How to create a security group in AWS?

In this tutorial we will create a security group which we will use further while creating our Redhshift Cluster.

  • Login to your AWS VPC Console .
  • In the left Navigation Pane select Security Groups .
  • Once in Security groups section click on Create Security Group .
  • Enter details as below:
Name tag: redshiftsg
Group name: redshiftsg
Description: resdshift security group
VPC: <Select your VPC or if you are not sure leave it as default>
  • Once details are filled Click on Yes, Create .
  • Now select the security group you just created.
  • In the bottom pane click on inbound rules.

Click Edit

Select Redshift in Type and Source 0.0.0.0/0 . By this we are basically allowing all inbound traffic. You can also mention specific IP range in source.

Leave the outbound rule as “All traffic”

  • Finally click save.

Congrats!  You have successfully created a security group.