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The title kind of says it all but what I want to know is if there is any way to label/name inbound security group sources in the AWS console. i.e.: enter image description here

We have quite a bit of these rows in our security groups, so it would be awesome if there was a way to label them, but so far, I haven't found anything. Just want to know for sure.

Thanks!

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    No, but you can connect more than one security group to an instance. We create a security group for each employee with access, so an EC2 instance might have the Webserver, ChrisSSH, BobSSH, and JaneSSH SGs all assigned to it. Breaks down if you have hundreds of employees, but effective in small orgs. – ceejayoz Mar 14 '16 at 17:31
  • Thanks a lot. That's kind of what I figured, but never hurts to be sure. If you make your comment an answer, I'll accept it. Thanks again! – julianwyz Mar 14 '16 at 19:53
  • Glad that helped. Another approach might be managing your security groups with a configuration management system like Ansible. It can setup and maintain security groups (along with many other AWS components), and its playbook files allow commentary. – ceejayoz Mar 15 '16 at 18:22
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No, but you can connect more than one security group to an instance. We create a security group for each employee with access, so an EC2 instance might have the Webserver, ChrisSSH, BobSSH, and JaneSSH SGs all assigned to it. Breaks down if you have hundreds of employees, but effective in small orgs.

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