This topic describes how to enable deletion protection for Application Load Balancer (ALB) instances. Deletion protection can prevent ALB instances from being accidentally deleted.


  1. Log on to the Server Load Balancer console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose ALB > Instances.
  3. Click the ID of the ALB instance for which you want to enable deletion protection.
  4. Click the Instance Details tab and click Enable Deletion Protection in the Instance Property section.
    Note You can delete only ALB instances that have deletion protection disabled.