AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Provides information to AWS about your VPN customer gateway device. The customer gateway is the appliance at your end of the VPN connection. (The device on the AWS side of the VPN connection is the virtual private gateway.) You must provide the Internet-routable IP address of the customer gateway's external interface. The IP address must be static and may be behind a device performing network address translation (NAT).

For devices that use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), you can also provide the device's BGP Autonomous System Number (ASN). You can use an existing ASN assigned to your network. If you don't have an ASN already, you can use a private ASN (in the 64512 - 65534 range).

Amazon EC2 supports all 2-byte ASN numbers in the range of 1 - 65534, with the exception of 7224, which is reserved in the us-east-1 region, and 9059, which is reserved in the eu-west-1 region.

For more information about VPN customer gateways, see AWS Managed VPN Connections in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide.

You cannot create more than one customer gateway with the same VPN type, IP address, and BGP ASN parameter values. If you run an identical request more than one time, the first request creates the customer gateway, and subsequent requests return information about the existing customer gateway. The subsequent requests do not create new customer gateway resources.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateCustomerGatewayAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract CreateCustomerGatewayResponse CreateCustomerGateway(
         CreateCustomerGatewayRequest request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.CreateCustomerGatewayRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateCustomerGateway service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateCustomerGateway service method, as returned by EC2.


This example creates a customer gateway with the specified IP address for its outside interface.

To create a customer gateway

var response = client.CreateCustomerGateway(new CreateCustomerGatewayRequest 
    BgpAsn = 65534,
    PublicIp = "",
    Type = "ipsec.1"

CustomerGateway customerGateway = response.CustomerGateway;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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