Amazon ElastiCache for Redis
ElastiCache for Redis User Guide (API Version 2015-02-02)

Viewing a Security Group

This topic is relevant to you only if you are not running in an Amazon VPC. If you are running in an Amazon VPC, see Amazon VPCs and ElastiCache Security.

You can view detailed information about your security group.

The following procedures show you how to view the properties of a security group using the ElastiCache console, AWS CLI, and ElastiCache API.

Viewing a Security Group (Console)

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the ElastiCache console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Security Groups.

    The available cache security groups appear in the Security Groups list.

  3. Choose a cache security group from the Security Groups list.

    The list of authorizations defined for the security group appears in the detail section at the bottom of the window.

Viewing a Security Group (AWS CLI)

At the command prompt, use the AWS CLI describe-cache-security-groups command with the name of the security group you want to view.

  • --cache-security-group-name – the name of the security group to return details for.

aws elasticache describe-cache-security-groups --cache-security-group-name mysecuritygroup

JSON output from this command will look something like this.

{ "CacheSecurityGroup": { "OwnerId": "OwnerId", "CacheSecurityGroupName": "CacheSecurityGroupName", "Description": "Description", "EC2SecurityGroups": [ { "Status": "Status", "EC2SecurityGroupName": "EC2SecurityGroupName", "EC2SecurityGroupOwnerId": "EC2SecurityGroupOwnerId" } ] } }

For more information, see describe-cache-security-groups.

Viewing a Security Group (ElastiCache API)

Using the ElastiCache API, call DescribeCacheSecurityGroups with the name of the security group you want to view.

  • CacheSecurityGroupName – the name of the cache security group to return details for.


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