AWS Certificate Manager: Top Features

Here are the top features of AWS certificate manager. What are certificates? These particular files provide secure data communication and assure the identity of entities exchanging such data.


  1. AWS Certificate Manager
    1. Certificates
    2. Auditing certificates
    3. Certificates pricing

AWS Certificate Manager

  • The core function of AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) is to provision, manage, and deploy public and private Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates.
  • These apply to both AWS services and on-premises resources.
  • The AWS Certificate Manager centralizes the management of certificates and streamlines the traditionally manual process of acquiring, uploading, and renewing.


In the AWS Cloud, the AWS Certificate Manager can directly assign certificates to Elastic Load Balancers, Amazon CloudFront distributions, APIs deployed on Amazon API Gateway, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS CloudFormation (for public email-validated certificates).

Auditing certificates

You can audit the use of each certificate on the AWS Certificate Manager via Amazon CloudTrail logs and import certificates issued by third-party certificate authorities.

Certificates pricing

  • Any certificate for use with AWS Certificate Manager integrated services is free now (you only pay for the AWS resources that consume these certificates).
  • In addition, you can leverage the AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority service to generate a private certificate authority (which offers a free trial for 30 days).
  • Always refer to the AWS Certificate Manager official documentation for updated information:



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