AWS Certificate Manager
User Guide (Version 1.0)

Services Integrated with AWS Certificate Manager

AWS Certificate Manager supports a growing number of AWS services.

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 User 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 content source. 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.


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

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Elastic Beanstalk helps you deploy and manage applications in the AWS Cloud without worrying about the infrastructure that runs those applications. AWS Elastic Beanstalk reduces management complexity. You simply upload your application and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, scaling, and health monitoring. Elastic Beanstalk uses the Elastic Load Balancing service to create a load balancer. To choose a certificate, you must configure the load balancer for your application in the Elastic Beanstalk console. For more information, see Configuring Your Elastic Beanstalk Environment's Load Balancer to Terminate HTTPS.

Amazon API Gateway

With API Gateway, you can publish, maintain, monitor, and secure your API operations. API Gateway uses AWS Certificate Manager when you set up a custom domain name as your API host name. For more information, see Use Custom Domain Name as API Gateway Host Name.