Posted On: Oct 3, 2017

We are excited to announce two new additions to the AWS VPN service. Starting today, the AWS VPN service supports custom Pre-Shared Keys (PSKs) and inside tunnel IP CIDR blocks for your VPN connection. These new features allow customers to better self-manage their VPNs, eliminating inside tunnel IP address conflicts, and enable support for additional devices.

The SDK update adds a new 'category' field which allows you to discover the category of your VPN – ‘AWS Classic VPN’ or ‘AWS VPN’. This provides insight into the capabilities of your VPN connection. The new custom PSK and inside tunnel IP features are only available for AWS VPN. Previously launched features only available for AWS VPN are CloudWatch Metrics, AES 256, SHA-2, additional Diffie Hellman groups, and NAT Traversal.

For more information about these VPN features, see Amazon VPN Connections.