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Setting up an ssl certificate on an AWS EC2 instance or elatic load balncer

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How do I setup an SSL cert on a single instance AWS EC2 server or load balancer.  All the documentation says that you need to go to a network tier.

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/elasticbeanstalk/latest/dg/configuring-https-elb.html

I do not see the network tier when i follow these instructions. I added the certs in certificate manager.  Any help would be appreciated.

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You can user ACM to manage and request your SSL certificates. You can also upload a SSL certificate from a third part. It really depends how much cover you want to come with your SSL certificate.
With regards to  implementation, once your certificates have been uploaded into ACM, they should become available in the dropdown configuration of your listeners. You can then allocate SSL certificates per ports in your Elastic Load Balancer configuration.

ACM Documentation:
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/acm/latest/userguide/acm-overview.html
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I forgot to mention that if you wish to use a non AWS SSL certificate (i.e. purchased from a third party), you can upload the certificate file via Identity and Access management.
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Here are the instructions should you wish to upload an external certificate to IAM:
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/id_credentials_server-certs_manage.html#UploadSignedCert
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So we didnt even have a load balancer setup. Once added HTTP started working once i added A record for the new load balancer DNS name.  After this we assigned the CERT we uploaded to AWS.  The one thing i did figure out after a while is you need to add the inbound rule for the security group for HTTPS to the EC2 instance and we were good.

Thank YOu Steeve.
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