UpdateSecurityGroupRuleDescriptionsEgress - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Updates the description of an egress (outbound) security group rule. You can replace an existing description, or add a description to a rule that did not have one previously. You can remove a description for a security group rule by omitting the description parameter in the 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.


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, 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


The ID of the security group. You must specify either the security group ID or the security group name in the request. For security groups in a nondefault VPC, you must specify the security group ID.

Type: String

Required: No


[Default VPC] The name of the security group. You must specify either the security group ID or the security group name.

Type: String

Required: No


The IP permissions for the security group rule. You must specify either the IP permissions or the description.

Type: Array of IpPermission objects

Required: No


The description for the egress security group rules. You must specify either the description or the IP permissions.

Type: Array of SecurityGroupRuleDescription objects

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Returns true if the request succeeds; otherwise, returns an error.

Type: Boolean


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.



This example updates the description for the security group rule that allows outbound access over port 80 to the IPv4 address range. The description 'Outbound HTTP access to server 2' replaces any existing description for the rule.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=UpdateSecurityGroupRuleDescriptionsEgress &GroupId=sg-112233 &IpPermissions.1.IpProtocol=tcp &IpPermissions.1.FromPort=80 &IpPermissions.1.ToPort=80 &IpPermissions.1.IpRanges.1.CidrIp= &IpPermissions.1.IpRanges.1.Description=Outbound HTTP access to server 2 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<UpdateSecurityGroupRuleDescriptionsEgressResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>1480cf25-4fbe-4168-aa9c-365example</requestId> <return>true</return> </UpdateSecurityGroupRuleDescriptionsEgressResponse>

See Also

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