[ aws . ec2 ]



Adds an ingress authorization rule to a Client VPN endpoint. Ingress authorization rules act as firewall rules that grant access to networks. You must configure ingress authorization rules to enable clients to access resources in AWS or on-premises networks.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--client-vpn-endpoint-id <value>
--target-network-cidr <value>
[--access-group-id <value>]
[--authorize-all-groups | --no-authorize-all-groups]
[--description <value>]
[--client-token <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--client-vpn-endpoint-id (string)

The ID of the Client VPN endpoint.

--target-network-cidr (string)

The IPv4 address range, in CIDR notation, of the network for which access is being authorized.

--access-group-id (string)

The ID of the group to grant access to, for example, the Active Directory group or identity provider (IdP) group. Required if AuthorizeAllGroups is false or not specified.

--authorize-all-groups | --no-authorize-all-groups (boolean)

Indicates whether to grant access to all clients. Specify true to grant all clients who successfully establish a VPN connection access to the network. Must be set to true if AccessGroupId is not specified.

--description (string)

A brief description of the authorization rule.

--client-token (string)

Unique, case-sensitive identifier that you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request. For more information, see How to Ensure Idempotency .

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those 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. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--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. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. 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 add an authorization rule for a Client VPN endpoint

The following authorize-client-vpn-ingress example adds an ingress authorization rule that permits all clients to access the internet (

aws ec2 authorize-client-vpn-ingress \
    --client-vpn-endpoint-id cvpn-endpoint-123456789123abcde \
    --target-network-cidr \


    "Status": {
        "Code": "authorizing"

For more information, see Authorization Rules in the AWS Client VPN Administrator Guide.


Status -> (structure)

The current state of the authorization rule.

Code -> (string)

The state of the authorization rule.

Message -> (string)

A message about the status of the authorization rule, if applicable.