Last updated: 2020-03-06 20:26:34

1. API Description

Domain name for API request:

This API (CreateSecurityGroup) is used to create security groups (SecurityGroup).

  • Security group limits for each project in each region under each account.
  • Both the inbound and outbound rules for a newly created security group are Deny All by default. You need to call CreateSecurityGroupPolicies to set the security group rules according to your needs.

A maximum of 100 requests can be initiated per second for this API.

Note: This API supports Finance regions. If the common parameter Region is a Finance region, a domain name with the Finance region needs to be specified, for example:

2. Input Parameters

The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters and some common parameters. For the complete common parameter list, see Common Request Parameters.

Parameter Name Required Type Description
Action Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: CreateSecurityGroup.
Version Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: 2017-03-12.
Region Yes String Common parameter. For more information, please see the list of regions supported by the product.
GroupName Yes String Security group can be named freely, but cannot exceed 60 characters.
GroupDescription Yes String The remarks for the security group. The maximum length is 100 characters.
ProjectId No String The project id is 0 by default. You can query this in the project management page of the Qcloud console.

3. Output Parameters

Parameter Name Type Description
SecurityGroup SecurityGroup Security group object.
RequestId String The unique request ID, which is returned for each request. RequestId is required for locating a problem.

4. Example

Example1 Create Security Groups

Input Example
&<common request parameters>

Output Example

  "Response": {
    "RequestID": "354f4ac3-8546-4516-8c8a-69e3ab73aa8a",
    "SecurityGroup": {
      "SecurityGroupId": "sg-3g7ftkp3",
      "SecurityGroupName": "TestGroup",
      "SecurityGroupDesc": "test-group-desc",
      "ProjectId": "0",
      "CreateTime": "2018-01-13 19:26:33",
      "TagSet": [
          "Key": "city",
          "Value": "shanghai"

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6. Error Code

The following only lists the error codes related to the API business logic. For other error codes, see Common Error Codes.

Error Code Description
InvalidParameter Invalid input parameter.
InvalidParameterValue.LimitExceeded The parameter value exceeds the limit.
InvalidParameterValue.Malformed Invalid input parameter format.
LimitExceeded Quota limit is reached.
MissingParameter Parameter missing. A required parameter is missing in the request.
ResourceNotFound The resource does not exist.