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AWS Certificate Manager
User Guide (Version 1.0)

Services Integrated with AWS Certificate Manager

Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes your incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. It detects unhealthy instances and reroutes traffic to healthy instances until the unhealthy instances have been restored. Elastic Load Balancing automatically scales its request handling capacity in response to incoming traffic. For more information about load balancing, see the Elastic Load Balancing Developer Guide. In general, to serve secure content over SSL/TLS, load balancers require that SSL/TLS certificates be installed on either the load balancer or the back-end Amazon EC2 instance. ACM integrates with Elastic Load Balancing to deploy ACM Certificates on the load balancer. For a quick start on how to use Elastic Load Balancing, see Getting Started with Elastic Load Balancing.

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a web service that speeds up distribution of your dynamic and static web content to end users by delivering your content from a worldwide network of edge locations. When an end user requests content that you're serving by using CloudFront, the user is routed to the edge location that provides the lowest latency so that content is delivered with the best possible performance. If the content is currently at that edge location, CloudFront delivers it immediately. If the content is not currently at that edge location, CloudFront retrieves it from the Amazon S3 bucket or web server that you have identified as the definitive content source. For more information about CloudFront, see the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide. To serve secure content over SSL/TLS, CloudFront requires that SSL/TLS certificates be installed on either the CloudFront distribution or on the back-end Amazon EC2 instance. ACM integrates with CloudFront to deploy ACM Certificates on the CloudFront distribution. For a quick start on how to use CloudFront, see Getting Started with Amazon CloudFront.

Note

To use an ACM Certificate with CloudFront, you must request the certificate in the US East (N. Virginia) region.