Request a domain validation email message - AWS Certificate Manager

Request a domain validation email message

After you have configured contact email addresses for your domain (see (Optional) Configure email for your domain), you can use the AWS Certificate Manager console or the ACM API to request that ACM send you a domain validation email for your certificate renewal. You should do this in the following circumstances:

  • You used email validation when initially requesting your ACM certificate.

  • Your certificate's renewal status is pending validation. For information about determining a certificate's renewal status, see Check a certificate's renewal status.

  • You didn't receive or can't find the original domain validation email message that ACM sent for certificate renewal.

To request that ACM resend the domain validation email message (console)

  1. Open the AWS Certificate Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/acm/home.

  2. Choose the Certificate ID of the certificate that requires validation.

  3. Choose Resend validation email.

To request that ACM resend the domain validation email (ACM API)

Use the ResendValidationEmail operation in the ACM API. In doing so, pass the ARN of the certificate, the domain that requires manual validation, and domain where you want to receive the domain validation emails. The following example shows how to do this with the AWS CLI. This example contains line breaks to make it easier to read.

$ aws acm resend-validation-email \ --certificate-arn arn:aws:acm:region:account:certificate-authority/CA_ID/certificate/certificate_ID \ --domain subdomain.example.com \ --validation-domain example.com