How do I allow access to a port from a public host other than the default SSH and RDP ports in AWS?

SUMMARY

How do I allow access to a port from a public host other than the default SSH and RDP ports in AWS?

ISSUE

You can do this via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Management Console:

TASKS

Step 1:

  • Add new inbound rules to the security group of the instance you want to allow additional access.
  • Navigate to ‘Services’ -> ‘VPC’ and select ‘Security Groups’ on the left menu.
  • Select the Security Group to edit, click the ‘Inbound Rules’ tab then ‘Edit’.
  • Add an inbound rule by choosing the type, protocol, port range and source, then click ‘Add another rule’ and ‘Save’.

Step 2:

  • Add inbound ACL rules to allow access to the network that contains the instance.
  • Navigate to ‘Services’ -> ‘VPC’ -> ‘Network ACLs’ and then click the ‘Inbound Rules’ tab. Click ‘Edit’.
  • Add an inbound rule by specifying a rule number, type, protocol, port range and source.
  • Click ‘Add Another Rule’ and ‘Save’.

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