We are excited to announce that you can now manage the listeners, SSL certificates, and SSL ciphers for your Elastic Load Balancers from within the AWS Console. This enhancement makes it even easier to get started with Elastic Load Balancing and simpler to maintain a highly available application using Elastic Load Balancing. While this functionality has been available via the API and command line tools, we heard from many customers that it was critical to be able to use the AWS Console to manage these settings on existing load balancers.
With this update, you can add a new listener with a front-end protocol/port and back-end protocol/port after your load balancer has been created. If the listener uses encryption (HTTPS or SSL listeners), then you can create or select the SSL certificate (if applicable), and SSL ciphers and protocols to accept. For an existing load balancer, you can now update the certificate directly from the console or alter the SSL protocols and ciphers presented to clients.
In addition to the AWS Console updates, we have also expanded IPv6 support for Elastic Load Balancing to include the US West (Northern California) and US West (Oregon) regions.