Delete a security group

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2017

You can delete security groups, if you no longer require them.


  • Before deleting a security group, ensure it does not contain instances and is not referenced in the rules of another security group.
  • Deleting a security group will delete all its rules.

To delete a security group, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Networks & Security > Security Groups.

  3. Select a region to display a list of all the security groups in the region.

  4. Select one or more security groups.

  5. Click Delete.

  6. In the displayed dialog box, click OK.

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