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Listener Configurations for Classic Load Balancers

The following tables summarizes the listener settings that you can use to configure your Classic Load Balancers.

HTTP/HTTPS Load Balancer

Use Case Front-End Protocol Front-End Options Back-End Protocol Back-End Options Notes
Basic HTTP load balancer HTTP NA HTTP NA
Secure website or application using Elastic Load Balancing to offload SSL decryption HTTPS SSL negotiation HTTP NA
Secure website or application using end-to-end encryption HTTPS SSL negotiation HTTPS Back-end authentication

TCP/SSL Load Balancer

Use Case Front-End Protocol Front-End Options Back-End Protocol Back-End Options Notes
Basic TCP load balancer TCP NA TCP NA
Secure website or application using Elastic Load Balancing to offload SSL decryption SSL SSL negotiation TCP NA
Secure website or application using end-to-end encryption with Elastic Load Balancing SSL SSL negotiation SSL Back-end authentication
  • Requires SSL certificates deployed on the load balancer and the registered instances

  • Does not insert SNI headers on back-end SSL connections.

  • Does not support the Proxy Protocol header.