AWS, Certificate Manager

Whether your goal is reducing SSL renewal costs, adding an extra layer of security to your website or application, or meeting compliance requirements in your organisation, SSL Certificates are a must when architecting solutions in the cloud.

AWS Certificate Manager is a service that lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services

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Get Certificates Quickly and Easily

AWS Certificate Manager removes many of the time-consuming and error-prone steps to acquire an SSL/TLS certificate for your website or application. There is no need to generate a key pair or certificate signing request (CSR), submit a CSR to a Certificate Authority, or upload and install the certificate once received. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can quickly request a trusted SSL/TLS certificate from AWS.

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Import Third-Party Certificates

 AWS Certificate Manager makes it easy to import SSL/TLS certificates issued by third-party Certificate Authorities (CAs) and deploy them with your Elastic Load Balancers or Amazon CloudFront distributions. You can monitor the expiration date of an imported certificate, and import a replacement when the existing certificate is nearing expiration.

Protect and Secure Your Website

SSL, and its successor TLS, are industry standard protocols for encrypting network communications and establishing the identity of websites over the Internet. SSL/TLS provides encryption for sensitive data in transit and authentication using SSL/TLS certificates to establish the identity of your site and secure connections between browsers and applications and your site.

Its free!

With AWS Certificate Manager, there is no additional charge for provisioning SSL/TLS certificates. You pay only for the AWS resources you create to run your application, such as Elastic Load Balancers or Amazon CloudFront distributions.

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If you want to know more about AWS Certificate Manager, you can find more resources here or read a blog post by Jeff Barr about how to implement it in your Load Balancer or CloudFront Distribution.

Certificates aren’t the only things that you should be managing in AWS! Check out my video demo of how to use AWS Lambda to automatically manage compute instances and save at least 10 percent on your AWS bill.

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  • Benjamin Wootton

    Co-Founder and CTO

    Benjamin Wootton is the Co-Founder and CTO of Contino. He has worked with tens of enterprise organisations on DevOps transformation and is a hands-on DevOps engineer with expertise in cloud and containers.

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