How to Install a TLS/SSL Certificate In Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The following instructions will guide you through the SSL Certificate installation process on Amazon Web Services (AWS). If you have more than one server or device, you will need to install the certificate on each server or device you need to secure.

What You'll Need

  1. Your server certificate file
    This is the TrustCor certificate you received for your domain — you'll need the PEM format certificate.
  2. Your intermediate certificate(s)
    These files allow the devices connecting to your server to identify TrustCor as the issuing CA. There may be more than one of these certificates. If you downloaded the pem-chain file, it will also contain the Intermediate certificate(s) bundled with your domain's certificate. You'll also need the PEM formats for the Intermediate certificates too (or the one PEM file that contains both Intermediate Certificates bundled together).
  3. Your private key
    This file should be on your server, or in your possession if you generated your CSR from a free generator tool. On certain platforms, such as Microsoft IIS, the private key is not immediately visible to you but the server is keeping track of it.

Installation Instructions

  1. Upload to your AWS account
    Enter the following upload-server-certificate command in your AWS account:

    aws iam upload-server-certificate –server-certificate-name my-server-cert –certificate-body 
    file://my-server-certificate.pem –private-key file://my-private-key.pem –certificate-chain 
    If you receive any error, reference the AWS documentation.
  2. Configure an HTTPS listener
    This AWS documentation will walk you through how to configure an HTTPS listener for Your Classic Load Balancer.
    Your certificate should now be installed. You can navigate to your site in a web browser and view the certificate/site information to see if HTTPS/SSL is working properly. Remember, you may need to restart your server for changes to take effect.