AWS Certificate Manager

Easily provision, manage, and deploy public and private SSL/TLS certificates for use with AWS services and your internal connected resources

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) is a service that lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy public and private Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services and your internal connected resources. SSL/TLS certificates are used to secure network communications and establish the identity of websites over the Internet as well as resources on private networks. 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 ACM-integrated AWS resources, such as Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudFront distributions, and APIs on Amazon API Gateway, and let AWS Certificate Manager handle certificate renewals. It also enables you to create private certificates for your internal resources and manage the certificate lifecycle centrally. Public and private certificates provisioned through AWS Certificate Manager for use with ACM-integrated services are free. You pay only for the AWS resources you create to run your application. 

Benefits

Free public certificates for ACM-integrated services

With AWS Certificate Manager, there is no additional charge for provisioning public or private SSL/TLS certificates you use with ACM-integrated services, such as Elastic Load Balancing and Amazon API Gateway. You pay for the AWS resources you create to run your application. For private certificates, you can use AWS Private Certificate Authority and pay monthly for the service and certificates you create.

Managed certificate renewal

AWS Certificate Manager manages the renewal process for the certificates managed in ACM and used with ACM-integrated services, such as Elastic Load Balancing and Amazon API Gateway. ACM can automate renewal and deployment of these certificates. With ACM Private CA APIs, ACM enables you to automate creation and renewal of private certificates for on-premises resources, EC2 instances, and IoT devices.

Get certificates 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 request a trusted SSL/TLS certificate from AWS. Once the certificate is created, AWS Certificate Manager takes care of deploying certificates to help you enable SSL/TLS for your website or application.

Use cases

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. AWS Certificate Manager provides an easy way to provision and manage these certificates so you can configure a website or application to use the SSL/TLS protocol.

Protect and secure your internal resources

Private certificates are used for identifying and securing communication between connected resources on private networks, such as servers, mobile and IoT devices, and applications. AWS Private Certificate Authority (CA) is a highly available, versatile CA that helps organizations secure their applications and devices using private certificates. Private CA provides you a managed private CA service without the upfront investment and ongoing maintenance costs of operating your own private CA. Private CA extends ACM’s certificate management capabilities to private certificates, enabling you to create and manage public and private certificates centrally. Learn more about AWS Private Certificate Authority.

Help meet compliance requirements

By making it easy to enable SSL/TLS, AWS Certificate Manager can help enable your organization meet regulatory and compliance requirements for encryption of data in transit. For specific information about compliance, visit AWS Compliance.

Improved uptime

AWS Certificate Manager helps manage the challenges of maintaining SSL/TLS certificates, including certificate renewals so you don’t have to worry about expiring certificates.

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