I imported my SSL certificate and certificate chain into AWS Certificate Manager (ACM). I want to associate the certificate with my Amazon CloudFront distribution, but I'm getting the error message "The specified SSL certificate doesn't exist, isn't in us-east-1 region, isn't valid, or doesn't include a valid certificate chain." How can I resolve this error?

The error message indicates that the certificate doesn't meet one or more of the following requirements for importing into ACM, or for association with a distribution:

  • The certificate must be imported in the US East (N. Virginia) Region.
  • The certificate must be 2048 bits or smaller.
  • The certificate must not be password-protected.
  • The certificate must be PEM-encoded.

To associate the imported certificate and certificate chain to your CloudFront distribution, you must be sure they meet these requirements. Or, you can request a public certificate from ACM in the US East (N. Virginia) Region to meet the requirements. Then, you can associate the newly requested certificate with your distribution.

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Published: 2018-06-20