AWS Certificate Manager Overview

Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates are used to secure network communications and establish the identity of websites over the Internet.

AWS Certificate Manager is a service that lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy SSL/TLS certificates for use with AWS services.

AWS Certificate Manager removes the time-consuming manual process of purchasing, uploading, and renewing SSL/TLS certificates.

With AWS Certificate Manager, you can quickly request a certificate, deploy it on AWS resources such as Elastic Load Balancers, Amazon CloudFront distributions, and APIs on API Gateway, and let AWS Certificate Manager handle certificate renewals.

SSL/TLS certificates provisioned through AWS Certificate Manager are free. You pay only for the AWS resources you create to run your application.

 

Benefits of AWS Certificate Manager (As per amazon.com)

  1. Protect and secure websites

  2. Get certificates easily

  3. Free

  4. Managed certificate renewal

  5. Secure Key Management

    1. protect and manage the private keys used with SSL/TLS certificates.

  6. Centrally Manage Certificates on the AWS Cloud

  7. Integrated with Other AWS Cloud Services

  8. Import Third-Party Certificates

    1. makes it easy to import SSL/TLS certificates issued by third-party Certificate Authorities (CAs) and deploy them with your ELBs, Amazon CloudFront distributions and APIs on Amazon API Gateway.

    2. You can monitor the expiration date of an imported certificate, and import a replacement when the existing certificate is nearing expiration.

    3. Importing certificates doesn't cost anything.

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