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Tag: Certificate Authority

Amazon introduces dynamic intermediate certificate authorities

September 30, 2022: The blog has been updated to include the addition of the CN=Starfield Services Root Certificate Authority – G2,O=Starfield Technologies\, Inc.,L=Scottsdale,ST=Arizona,C=US root in the Amazon Trust Services root CA certificate chart. AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) is a managed service that lets you provision, manage, and deploy public and private Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer […]

How to implement a hybrid PKI solution on AWS

As customers migrate workloads into Amazon Web Services (AWS) they may be running a combination of on-premises and cloud infrastructure. When certificates are issued to this infrastructure, having a common root of trust to the certificate hierarchy allows for consistency and interoperability of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution. In this blog post, I am […]

How to improve LDAP security in AWS Directory Service with client-side LDAPS

You can now better protect your organization’s identity data by encrypting Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) communications between AWS Directory Service products (AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, and AD Connector) and self-managed Active Directory. Client-side secure LDAP (LDAPS) support enables applications that integrate with AWS Directory […]

How to migrate a digital signing workload to AWS CloudHSM

Note from July 18, 2019: We added information about AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) to the introduction. Is your on-premises Hardware Security Module (HSM) at end-of-life? Does continued maintenance of your on-premises hardware take a lot of time and cost a lot of money? You should consider migrating your workloads to AWS […]

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How to host and manage an entire private certificate infrastructure in AWS

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) now offers the option for managing online root CAs and a full online PKI hierarchy. You can now host and manage your organization’s entire private certificate infrastructure in AWS. Supporting a full hierarchy expands AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority capabilities. CA administrators can use ACM […]

How to Prepare for AWS’s Move to Its Own Certificate Authority

  July 11, 2019 update: The service team has resolved an error that caused customers to see a “Certificate Transparency Required” message when loading test links in Chrome. March 28, 2018 update: We updated the Amazon Trust Services table by replacing an out-of-date value with a new value. Transport Layer Security (TLS, formerly called Secure […]

How to enable server-side LDAPS for your AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory

June 17, 2022: We simplified this post by removing all manual deployment processes and using only the Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure on AWS Quick Start. January 10, 2022: We’ve updated this post with various minor edits. March 29, 2021: We’ve updated this post to include two additional options for deploying the Microsoft Certificate Authority architecture: […]