A security group is a stateful virtual firewall capable of filtering. As an important means for network security isolation provided by Tencent Cloud, it can be used to set network access controls for one or more TencentDB instances. Instances in VPC with the same network security isolation demands in one region can be put into the same security group, which is a logical group (not supported for instances in the classic network currently). TencentDB and CVM share the security group list and are matched with each other within the security group based on rules. Rules not supported by TencentDB will not take effect.
TencentDB security groups provide network access control for VPCs, and support public network access for the instances with public network access enabled in Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Beijing, and Nanjing regions.
Log in to the TDSQL for MySQL console, click an instance ID in the instance list to enter the management page, and select Data Security > Security Group to manage security groups.
- TencentDB shares the security group rules of CVM. You can match or adjust the rule priority as needed on the TencentDB security group management page.
- You cannot create or delete security group rules on the TencentDB security group management page. For details, see Viewing a Security Group.
Security group policies are divided into "allowing" and "rejecting" traffic. You can configure security group rules to allow or reject inbound traffic of instances deployed in VPC.
Currently, if you select VPC as the network type when purchasing a TencentDB instance, there is no need to associate a security group. In this case, the default policy is to "open all IPs and ports to internet".
You can create a security group from scratch or from a template, and control the inbound and outbound packets of CVMs by configuring rules for the security group.
Security group rules are used to control the inbound and outbound traffic of instances associated with the security group (filtered based on the rules from top to bottom). By default, a new security group rejects all traffic (All Drop). You can modify security group rules at any time, and the new rules take effect immediately.
Each security group rule contains the following items:
ALLin the security group rule.
You can set security group priority in the TencentDB console, and the smaller the number, the higher the priority. If an instance is associated with multiple security groups, the priority is used to evaluate the security rules for the instance.
In addition, if the last policy in multiple security groups associated with an instance is ALL Traffic Denied, then the last policy ALL Traffic Denied of all security groups except the one with the lowest priority will not take effect.
We do not recommend associating too many instances with a security group, although no limit is imposed on the number of instances.
|Access policy||100 (inbound/outbound)|
|Number of security groups associated with an instance||No limit|
|Number of instances associated with a security group||No limit|
To create, manage, and delete security group rules, you can go to the [Security Group] page (https://console.tencentcloud.com/cvm/securitygroup). For details, see Viewing a Security Group.
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