Securing Websites With SSL/TLS Certificates

 · Aaron Kyle
Last updated: April 19, 2022
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    Purpose: Ensuring Your Customers Feel Safe Coming to Your Website

    SSL/TLS is that little thing that ensures viewers of your website can be confident that your website is safe. If you don't have it setup, let's walk through an example of how I do this.

    Requesting a SSL/TLS Certificate

    1. Using Amazon Certificate Manager, request a certificate
    2. Select Request a Public Certificate
    3. Enter the root domain that you'll need a certifiate for. For example if your domain is , enter that as the Fully Qualified Domain Name
    4. Add Another Name To This Certificate becomes available for selection. Add a wildcard (*) subdomain. This ensures www will also be covered. Continuing the first example, it would be *
    5. Validation Method Can Be Kept As DNS
    6. Key Algorithm Can Be Kept As RSA 2048
    7. Select Request

    At this point, the certificate has been requested and is pending validation. To Validate the certificate requires adding the CNAME records in Route 53.

    There's even a handy Create Records in Route 53 button that automates this process for you.

    When this has been completed, the status will change from Pending Validation to Success

    All Done! Site Secured.

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