AWS Certificate Manager Documentation

Centrally manage certificates on the AWS Cloud

You can centrally manage AWS Certificate Manager Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates provided by AWS Certificate Manager in an AWS Region from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or AWS Certificate Manager APIs. You can also audit the use of each certificate by reviewing your Amazon CloudTrail logs.

Private certificate authority

AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority (ACM Private CA) is a managed private CA service that helps you  manage the lifecycle of your private certificates. ACM Private CA provides you a private CA service without the upfront investment and ongoing maintenance costs of operating your own private CA or private CA hierarchy.

Secure key management

AWS Certificate Manager is designed to protect and manage the private keys used with SSL/TLS certificates. Strong encryption and key management best practices are used when protecting and storing private keys.

Integrated with other AWS cloud services

AWS Certificate Manager is integrated with other AWS services, so you can provision an SSL/TLS certificate and deploy it with your Elastic Load Balancer, Amazon CloudFront distribution or API in Amazon API Gateway. AWS Certificate Manager also works with AWS Elastic Beanstalk and AWS CloudFormation for public email-validated certificates to help you manage public certificates and use them with your applications in the AWS Cloud.

Import third-party certificates

AWS Certificate Manager allows you to import SSL/TLS certificates issued by third-party CAs and deploy them with your Elastic Load Balancers, Amazon CloudFront distributions and APIs on Amazon API Gateway. You can monitor the expiration date of an imported certificate and import a replacement when the existing certificate is nearing expiration. Alternatively, you can request a certificate from AWS Certificate Manager and let AWS manage future renewals for you.

Additional Information

For additional information about service controls, security features and functionalities, including, as applicable, information about storing, retrieving, modifying, restricting, and deleting data, please see This additional information does not form part of the Documentation for purposes of the AWS Customer Agreement available at, or other agreement between you and AWS governing your use of AWS’s services.