Create Launch Configuration - Security

Specify Security

This tab allows you to specify the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network settings, key pair and a security group that will be used by the new launch configuration. NOTE: if you create a key pair or security group in this section, they will automatically be selected for use in your new launch configuration.

  1. If the launch configuration is used with a scaling group using a VPC network, select how the VPC IP assignment is to be applied by selecting an option from the drop-down list box.
  2. Select a key pair using the Key name drop-down list box.
    Note: You can also create a new key pair by clicking the Create key pair link. This opens the Create Key Pair dialog box.
  3. Select a security group using the Security group drop-down list box.
    Note: If you select the default security group, make sure that you've added rules to the default security group so that you can access your launch configurations.
    Note: You can also create a new security group by clicking the Create a security group link. This opens the Create Security Group dialog box.
    If one of the existing security groups is chosen, You may view the rules for the specified security group by clicking the + Rules control to expand it.
  4. You can optionally specify an IAM role using the Role drop-down list box.
    Note: If you select a role, make sure that the correct permissions are defined for that role so that the appropriate level of access is applied to your launch configurations.
  5. The Create scaling group using this launch configuration check box is checked by default, allowing you to create a new auto scaling group based on this launch configuration. When this is selected, the New Scaling Group dialog will display after you've clicked the Create Launch Configuration button, with the Launch configuration field pre-populated with the name of your new launch configuration.
  6. You can optionally specify advanced options by clicking the Select advanced options link and refer to the next section for further details.