How to Create Customer Gateway on Amazon Web Service(AWS).

A customer gateway is a resource that you create in AWS that represents the customer gateway device in your on-premises network. When you create a customer gateway, you provide information about your device to AWS.

A customer gateway is a resource that is installed on the customer side and is often linked to the provider side.A customer gateway is the anchor on your side of that connection. It can be a physical or software appliance.The anchor on the AWS side of the VPN connection is called a virtual private gateway.


  • Login to aws portal.
  • Click on Services.


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  • Under Networking & Content Delivery select VPC.


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  • Click on Customer Gateways.


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  • Click on Create Customer Gateway.


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  • Provide Customer Gateway name.
  • Select Routing option : Dynamic or static.
  • Provide static IP address or internet-routable IP address for your customer gateway device.
  • If you want to use a private certificate, for Certificate ARN, choose the Amazon Resource Name of the private certificate.
  • Click on Create Customer Gateway.


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  • Customer Gateway is created successfully.
  • Click on close.


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  • Go to Customer gateway console page.
  • New customer gateway is there with the name we provide.


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Create Customer Gateway using Shell

aws ec2 create-customer-gateway –type ipsec.1 –public-ip ip-address –bgp-asn 65000



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