CSR Generation Instructions

For Amazon Web Services, we recommend generating your CSR via OpenSSL, which is a widely used software for SSL services. Please view our CSR Generation Instructions in OpenSSL . To learn more about CSRs and the importance of your private key, reference our Overview of Certificate Signing Request article. If you already generated the CSR and received your trusted SSL certificate, reference our SSL Installation Instructions and disregard the steps below.

Because Amazon Web Services involves a variety of web hosting services, we recommend consulting Amazon’s documentation to fully understand generating/uploading/configuring SSL. Because every AWS user takes advantage of different services and configuration, there will be no one size fits all solution.

Upon generating your CSR, your order will enter the validation process with the issuing Certificate Authority (CA) and require the certificate requester to complete some form of validation depending on the certificate purchased. For information regarding the different levels of the validation process and how to satisfy the industry requirements, reference our validation articles .

After you complete the validation process and receive the trusted SSL Certificate from the issuing Certificate Authority (CA), proceed with the next step using our SSL Installation Instructions for Amazon Web Services.