Amazon Web Services, the popular public cloud infrastructure provider, recently announced the launch of AWS Certificate Manager — a service that you can use to obtain TLS and SSL certificates for your websites for free.
Yes, you read that right. Keeping in mind the rise in popularity of SSL certificates, especially after Google announced that it is viewing SSL as a metric when deciding the pagerank of websites, the AWS Certificate Manager is indeed a very helpful service that has come at the perfect time.
To quote the AWS blog:
The new AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) is designed to simplify and automate many of the tasks traditionally associated with management of SSL/TLS certificates. ACM takes care of the complexity surrounding the provisioning, deployment, and renewal of digital certificates! Certificates provided by ACM are verified by Amazon’s certificate authority (CA), Amazon Trust Services (ATS).
Even better, you can do all of this at no extra cost. SSL/TLS certificates provisioned through AWS Certificate Manager are free!
As can be seen, AWS Certificate Manager lets you acquire and attach SSL and TLS services to your websites for no extra penny. Furthermore, it will also take care of periodic renewals, thereby allowing you to rest free and have no concerns whatsoever about the certificates installed on your websites.
As of now, the AWS Certificate Manager is available only in the US East (Northern Virginia) region. However, other regions are also in the pipeline, so you can expect it to arrive soon.
For more info, visit the AWS Certificate Manager website.
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