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[ aws . lightsail ]



Closes ports for a specific Amazon Lightsail instance.

The CloseInstancePublicPorts action supports tag-based access control via resource tags applied to the resource identified by instanceName . For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--port-info <value>
--instance-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--port-info (structure)

An object to describe the ports to close for the specified instance.

fromPort -> (integer)

The first port in a range of open ports on an instance.

Allowed ports:

  • TCP and UDP - 0 to 65535
  • ICMP - The ICMP type. For example, specify 8 as the fromPort (ICMP type), and -1 as the toPort (ICMP code), to enable ICMP Ping. For more information, see Control Messages on Wikipedia .

toPort -> (integer)

The last port in a range of open ports on an instance.

Allowed ports:

  • TCP and UDP - 0 to 65535
  • ICMP - The ICMP code. For example, specify 8 as the fromPort (ICMP type), and -1 as the toPort (ICMP code), to enable ICMP Ping. For more information, see Control Messages on Wikipedia .

protocol -> (string)

The IP protocol name.

The name can be one of the following:

  • tcp - Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) provides reliable, ordered, and error-checked delivery of streamed data between applications running on hosts communicating by an IP network. If you have an application that doesn't require reliable data stream service, use UDP instead.
  • all - All transport layer protocol types. For more general information, see Transport layer on Wikipedia .
  • udp - With User Datagram Protocol (UDP), computer applications can send messages (or datagrams) to other hosts on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Prior communications are not required to set up transmission channels or data paths. Applications that don't require reliable data stream service can use UDP, which provides a connectionless datagram service that emphasizes reduced latency over reliability. If you do require reliable data stream service, use TCP instead.
  • icmp - Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) is used to send error messages and operational information indicating success or failure when communicating with an instance. For example, an error is indicated when an instance could not be reached. When you specify icmp as the protocol , you must specify the ICMP type using the fromPort parameter, and ICMP code using the toPort parameter.

cidrs -> (list)

The IP address, or range of IP addresses in CIDR notation, that are allowed to connect to an instance through the ports, and the protocol. Lightsail supports IPv4 addresses.


  • To allow the IP address , specify or .
  • To allow the IP addresses to , specify .

For more information about CIDR block notation, see Classless Inter-Domain Routing on Wikipedia .


cidrListAliases -> (list)

An alias that defines access for a preconfigured range of IP addresses.

The only alias currently supported is lightsail-connect , which allows IP addresses of the browser-based RDP/SSH client in the Lightsail console to connect to your instance.


Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "fromPort": integer,
  "toPort": integer,
  "protocol": "tcp"|"all"|"udp"|"icmp",
  "cidrs": ["string", ...],
  "cidrListAliases": ["string", ...]

--instance-name (string)

The name of the instance for which to close ports.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To close firewall ports for an instance

The following close-instance-public-ports example closes TCP port 22 on instance MEAN-2.

aws lightsail close-instance-public-ports \
    --instance-name MEAN-2 \
    --port-info fromPort=22,protocol=TCP,toPort=22


    "operation": {
        "id": "4f328636-1c96-4649-ae6d-1EXAMPLEf446",
        "resourceName": "MEAN-2",
        "resourceType": "Instance",
        "createdAt": 1571072845.737,
        "location": {
            "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
            "regionName": "us-west-2"
        "isTerminal": true,
        "operationDetails": "22/tcp",
        "operationType": "CloseInstancePublicPorts",
        "status": "Succeeded",
        "statusChangedAt": 1571072845.737


operation -> (structure)

An object that describes the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The AWS Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.