Creating an HTTP Security Group

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This hands-on lab experience will have you set up an HTTP security group to allow HTTP traffic to your Linux EC2 instance from the public networks. Upon completion, you will be able to create new security groups and confirm the security group rule is working properly.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Check the Current Access to the Web Server

Verify the custom web page is available when connected locally to the instance, but is not available from an external source.

Create a New Security Group

Create a new security group named http-security-group that allows HTTP traffic from all sources to reach port 80 on the EC2 instance.

Verify Access to the Web Server

Verify the web server running on port 80 of the instance can be reached from an external browser.

Additional Resources

In this scenario, a local racing club has setup a new web page, but they are having trouble accessing it from outside of the EC2 instance. They have asked for your help to configure a security group for their EC2 instance to allow HTTP traffic on port 80 to reach the web service running on the instance.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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