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API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)

DescribeSecurityGroupReferences

[EC2-VPC only] Describes the VPCs on the other side of a VPC peering connection that are referencing the security groups you've specified in this request.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.

DryRun

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the operation, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

GroupId.N

One or more security group IDs in your account.

Type: Array of strings

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

requestId

The ID of the request.

Type: String

securityGroupReferenceSet

Information about the VPCs with the referencing security groups.

Type: Array of SecurityGroupReference objects

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Client Errors.

Examples

Example 1

This example describes the security group references for sg-11aa22bb. The response indicates that this security group is referenced by a security group in VPC vpc-1a2b3c4d.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=DescribeSecurityGroupReferences
&GroupId.1=sg-11aa22bb
&AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeSecurityGroupReferencesResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/">
    <requestId>19744c88-baa2-45df-905f-example</requestId>
    <securityGroupReferenceSet>
        <item>
            <referencingVpcId>vpc-1a2b3c4d</referencingVpcId>
            <vpcPeeringConnectionId>pcx-b04deed9</vpcPeeringConnectionId>
            <groupId>sg-11aa22bb</groupId>
        </item>
    </securityGroupReferenceSet>
</DescribeSecurityGroupReferencesResponse>

Example 2

This example describes the security group references for sg-11aa22bb and sg-1111aaaa.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=DescribeSecurityGroupReferences
&GroupId.1=sg-11aa22bb
&GroupId.2=sg-1111aaaa
&AUTHPARAMS        

Sample Response

<DescribeSecurityGroupReferencesResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/">
    <requestId>d1835dca-61c1-459d-99cb-example</requestId>
    <securityGroupReferenceSet>
        <item>
            <referencingVpcId>vpc-81326ae4</referencingVpcId>
            <vpcPeeringConnectionId>pcx-b04deed9</vpcPeeringConnectionId>
            <groupId>sg-11aa22bb</groupId>
        </item>
        <item>
            <referencingVpcId>vpc-1a2b3c4d</referencingVpcId>
            <vpcPeeringConnectionId>pcx-aabbccdd</vpcPeeringConnectionId>
            <groupId>sg-1111aaaa</groupId>
        </item>
    </securityGroupReferenceSet>
</DescribeSecurityGroupReferencesResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: