I've reached the Rules per security group or Security groups per network interface limits in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). How can I increase the security group limits on my Amazon Web Services (AWS) account?

Default security group limits can be increased or decreased. Maximum limits are calculated based upon two limits: Rules per security group and Security group per interface. The Security groups per network interface limit multiplied by the Rules per security group limit can't exceed 1000.

For example, if you increase the Security groups per network interface limit to 10, we can modify your Rules per security group limit to 100 based on your current limits to maintain a maximum limit of 1000.

For guidance on how to modify security group default limits, see Security Groups. If you decide to increase your security group limits, you can request a limit increase using the Amazon VPC limits form (unless otherwise indicated).

Refer to the following example configurations:

Security groups for each network interface Rules for each security group Total rules for each network interface
5 (default) 60 (default) 300 (default)
10 100 1000 (maximum)
16 (maximum) 62 992 (maximum)
10 50 (lower than default) 500
3 (lower than default) 300 900

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Published: 2017-09-06

Updated: 2019-03-21