Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

March 22, 2021 / Nirav S

AWS Certificate Manager is a service that allows you to provision, manage, and deploy public and private (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services and your internal resources.

There are 2 types of certificates in ACM.

  • Public — Free to provision public or private SSL certificates to use with AWS services, such as Elastic Load Balancing and API Gateway.
  • Private — For private usage, you pay a fee.

Step 1: Provisioning Certificate

In AWS search for the ACM service.

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

Step 2: Select Request a public certificate and click Request a certificate.

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

Step 3: Enter domain names

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

Step 4: Next is to select a validation method

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

Step 5: Review the info and click confirm and request

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

Step 6: Validate the domain, expand the panel with the domain name and enter CNAME in our DNS configuration, Create a record in Route 53.

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM)

Once the record is created, click Refresh on and wait for validation status to show a success message.

Receive the certificate age and the validity, along with details like certificate issue date, expiry date, and the number of days remaining for certificate expiry.

For more information and pricing details, you can visit the official AWS ACM page.

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