SSL for Amazon Ec2

Tag: ssl , amazon-ec2 Author: shengpc666 Date: 2013-06-21

I'm moving my hosting from (horrible) to the amazon cloud as it's cheaper, faster, and far more flexible.

My conundrum is that I will need SSL installed in the Amazon cloud. Note - I already purchased an SSL cert from (actually through and have the private key, domain cert and trust cert in my hand.

Question is -> Do I need to buy a new cert for the Amazon instance, or can I reuse my current cert? (The answer seems to be a resounding yes)

I have 3 files all downloaded from geocerts.

1) domain.crt :the cert for the domain

2) private.key : my private key

3) issuer.crt : the issuer certificate

Below is my httpd.conf snippet

  NameVirtualHost *:443
  <VirtualHost _default_:443>
    SSLEngine on
    SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/ssl/domain.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/httpd/ssl/private.key
    SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/httpd/ssl/issuer.crt

Now, in testing - the cert doesn't seem proper? It basically looks self-signed, fake, etc.

Any pointers are much appreciated!

Best Answer

You can reuse your current certificate. You need you private key file, certificate file, and if needed a certificate chain file. What you need to do to set it up depends on your web server. It should be relatively easy to set it up.


That's good to know, however let me update my question with more info and maybe you can point me in the right direction on why this isn't working.
@timw07 The question is complete and has been answered. You should mark the answer as accepted, then create a new question if you need to solve some problems with installing certs. Note, however, that the question probably belongs on not here.
You're right Eric - my bad
It is highly appreciable if you anyone answer "How to install SSL certificate in AWS"
@AshokKS There are a lot of ways you could do that. It all depends what on how your infrastructure is set up.