As Ian alluded to a few weeks back, we’re big fans of Let’s Encrypt and rightly so! It’s one of the biggest things to happen in web security for a long time and will hopefully encourage the majority of sites to switch to HTTPS. A world where all connections are encrypted between a user’s browser and web server seemed like a pipe dream just a few years ago, but that’s no longer the case. Let’s Encrypt isn’t the only new Certificate Authority on the block. A few months ago Amazon also gained the same status. No surprises there! However, until the release of the AWS Certificate Manager there wasn’t a means to obtain certificates through Amazon. Similar to Let’s Encrypt, the AWS Certificate Manager greatly simplifies the process of generating SSL certificates for your CloudFront Distributions and Elastic Load Balancers. They’re also completely free and automatic renewals are taken care of out of the box. Prior to the release of the AWS Certificate Manager, configuring CloudFront to use a custom domain over HTTPS was no easy feat. You had two options: Configure SNI, which is overly complex and time consuming. It’s worth noting that some older browsers, namely IE 6 and 7 do not support SNI,
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