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[ aws . lightsail ]



Creates a Lightsail load balancer TLS certificate.

TLS is just an updated, more secure version of Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

The CreateLoadBalancerTlsCertificate operation supports tag-based access control via resource tags applied to the resource identified by load balancer name . For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--load-balancer-name <value>
--certificate-name <value>
--certificate-domain-name <value>
[--certificate-alternative-names <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--load-balancer-name (string)

The load balancer name where you want to create the SSL/TLS certificate.

--certificate-name (string)

The SSL/TLS certificate name.

You can have up to 10 certificates in your account at one time. Each Lightsail load balancer can have up to 2 certificates associated with it at one time. There is also an overall limit to the number of certificates that can be issue in a 365-day period. For more information, see Limits .

--certificate-domain-name (string)

The domain name (e.g., ) for your SSL/TLS certificate.

--certificate-alternative-names (list)

An array of strings listing alternative domains and subdomains for your SSL/TLS certificate. Lightsail will de-dupe the names for you. You can have a maximum of 9 alternative names (in addition to the 1 primary domain). We do not support wildcards (e.g., * ).



"string" "string" ...

--tags (list)

The tag keys and optional values to add to the resource during create.

Use the TagResource action to tag a resource after it's created.


Describes a tag key and optional value assigned to an Amazon Lightsail resource.

For more information about tags in Lightsail, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Constraints: Tag keys accept a maximum of 128 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Constraints: Tag values accept a maximum of 256 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

Shorthand Syntax:

key=string,value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "key": "string",
    "value": "string"

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a TLS certificate for a load balancer

The following create-load-balancer-tls-certificate example creates a TLS certificate that is attached to the specified load balancer. The certificate created applies to the specified domains. Note: Only two certificates can be created for a load balancer.

aws lightsail create-load-balancer-tls-certificate \
    --certificate-alternative-names \
    --certificate-domain-name \
    --certificate-name MySecondCertificate \
    --load-balancer-name MyFirstLoadBalancer


    "operations": [
            "id": "be663aed-cb46-41e2-9b23-e2f747245bd4",
            "resourceName": "MySecondCertificate",
            "resourceType": "LoadBalancerTlsCertificate",
            "createdAt": 1569867364.971,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            "isTerminal": true,
            "operationDetails": "MyFirstLoadBalancer",
            "operationType": "CreateLoadBalancerTlsCertificate",
            "status": "Succeeded",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569867365.219
            "id": "f3dfa930-969e-41cc-ac7d-337178716f6d",
            "resourceName": "MyFirstLoadBalancer",
            "resourceType": "LoadBalancer",
            "createdAt": 1569867364.971,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            "isTerminal": true,
            "operationDetails": "MySecondCertificate",
            "operationType": "CreateLoadBalancerTlsCertificate",
            "status": "Succeeded",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569867365.219


operations -> (list)

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.


Describes the API operation.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The AWS Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.