Posted On: Jul 24, 2014

Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) now offers support for configurable idle timeouts. This setting allows you to specify the length of time that a connection should remain open while in an idle state.

Until now, ELB provided a default idle timeout of 60 seconds for all load balancers. Although this is suitable for most applications, some use cases require longer-running sessions, while others benefit from shorter sessions. With configurable timeouts, you can now set a timeout, between 1 second and 60 minutes, that best suits the needs of your application.

You can configure the idle timeout via the AWS Management Console, API, or Command Line Interface (CLI).

To learn more, please see the documentation.