October 18, 2017


Create, list, get, and delete security groups
Examples for creating, listing, getting, and deleting security groups

Creating a security group

import SoftLayer
# For nice debug output
from pprint import pprint as pp

# Create a client for use with the NetworkManager
client = SoftLayer.Client()
net_mgr = SoftLayer.NetworkManager(client)

name = 'pythonCreatedGroupExample'
description = 'Security Group created via python'
try:
    result = net_mgr.create_securitygroup(name=name, description=description)
    pp(result)
except SoftLayer.SoftLayerAPIError as e:
    pp('Failed... Unable to create a new security group: faultCode=%s, faultString=%s'
       % (e.faultCode, e.faultString))

Deleting a security group

import SoftLayer
# For nice debug output
from pprint import pprint as pp

# Create a client for use with the NetworkManager
client = SoftLayer.Client()
net_mgr = SoftLayer.NetworkManager(client)

sg_id = 12045
try:
    result = net_mgr.delete_securitygroup(sg_id)
    pp(result)
except SoftLayer.SoftLayerAPIError as e:
    pp('Failed... Unable to delete security group: faultCode=%s, faultString=%s'
       % (e.faultCode, e.faultString))

Getting a security group

import SoftLayer
# For nice debug output
from pprint import pprint as pp

# Create a client for use with the NetworkManager
client = SoftLayer.Client()
net_mgr = SoftLayer.NetworkManager(client)

sg_id = 12045
try:
    result = net_mgr.get_securitygroup(sg_id)
    pp(result)
except SoftLayer.SoftLayerAPIError as e:
    pp('Failed... Unable to get security group: faultCode=%s, faultString=%s'
       % (e.faultCode, e.faultString))

List all security groups in account

import SoftLayer
# For nice debug output
from pprint import pprint as pp

# Create a client for use with the NetworkManager
client = SoftLayer.Client()
net_mgr = SoftLayer.NetworkManager(client)

result = net_mgr.list_securitygroups()
pp(result)

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