AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority Service Level Agreement
Last Updated: May 5, 2022
This AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority Service Level Agreement (“SLA”) is a policy governing the use of AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority (“ACM Private CA”) and applies separately to each account using ACM Private CA. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this SLA and the terms of the AWS Customer Agreement or other agreement with us governing your use of our Services (the “Agreement”), the terms and conditions of this SLA apply, but only to the extent of such conflict. Capitalized terms used herein but not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement.
AWS will use commercially reasonable efforts to make ACM Private CA available with the applicable Monthly Uptime Percentage during any monthly billing cycle (the “Service Commitment”). In the event ACM Private CA does not meet the Service Commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described below.
Service Credits are calculated as a percentage of the total charges paid by you for ACM Private CA for the billing cycle in which the error occurred in accordance with the schedule below.
Monthly Uptime Percentage
Service Credit Percentage
Less than 99.9% but greater than or equal to 99.0%
Less than 99.0% but greater than or equal to 95.0%
|Less than 95.0%||100%|
We will apply any Service Credits only against future ACM Private CA payments otherwise due from you. At our discretion, we may issue the Service Credit to the credit card you used to pay for the billing cycle in which the error occurred. Service Credits will not entitle you to any refund or other payment from AWS. A Service Credit will be applicable and issued only if the credit amount for the applicable monthly billing cycle is greater than one dollar ($1 USD). Service Credits may not be transferred or applied to any other account. Unless otherwise provided in the Agreement, your sole and exclusive remedy for any unavailability, non-performance, or other failure by us to provide ACM Private CA is the receipt of a Service Credit (if eligible) in accordance with the terms of this SLA.
Credit Request and Payment Procedures
To receive a Service Credit, you must submit a claim by opening a case in the AWS Support Center. To be eligible, the credit request must be received by us by the end of the second billing cycle after which the incident occurred and must include:
(i) the words “SLA Credit Request” in the subject line;
(ii) the dates and times of each incident of non-zero Error Rates that you are claiming; and
(iii) your request logs that document the errors and corroborate your claimed outage (any confidential or sensitive information in these logs should be removed or replaced with asterisks).
If the Monthly Uptime Percentage applicable to the month of such request is confirmed by us and is less than the applicable Service Commitment, then we will issue the Service Credit to you within one billing cycle following the month in which your request is confirmed by us. Your failure to provide the request and other information as required above will disqualify you from receiving a Service Credit.
ACM Private CA SLA Exclusions
The Service Commitment does not apply to any unavailability, suspension or termination of ACM Private CA, or any other ACM Private CA performance issues: (i) caused by factors outside of our reasonable control, including any force majeure event or Internet access or related problems beyond the demarcation point of ACM Private CA; (ii) that result from any actions or inactions of you; (iii) that result from you not following the best practices described on the ACM Private CA user guide on the AWS site; (iv) that result from your equipment, software or other technology; or (v) arising from our suspension and termination of your right to use ACM Private CA in accordance with the Agreement (collectively, the “ACM Private CA SLA Exclusions”). If availability is impacted by factors other than those used in our calculation of the Error Rate, then we may issue a Service Credit considering such factors at our discretion.
- “Error Rate” means: (i) the total number of internal server errors returned by ACM Private CA as error status “InternalError” or “ServiceUnavailable” divided by (ii) the total number of requests for the applicable request type during that five-minute interval. We will calculate the Error Rate for each ACM Private CA account as a percentage for each five-minute interval in the monthly billing cycle. The calculation of the number of internal server errors will not include errors that arise directly or indirectly as a result of any of the ACM Private CA SLA Exclusions. If you did not make any Requests in a given 5-minute interval, that interval is assumed to be 100% available.
- “Monthly Uptime Percentage” is calculated by subtracting from 100% the average of the Error Rates from each five-minute interval in the monthly billing cycle.
- “Service Credit” means a dollar credit, calculated as set forth above, that we may credit back to an eligible ACM Private CA account.