02 May 2016


Using Let’s Encrypt is very simple for standalone Nginx or Apache configs, but what if you want to use a Let’s Encrypt certificate on Amazons’s CloudFront? Well, that’s where things can get tricky, but here are the steps:

  1. Create a manual certificate and upload the acme-challenge files
sudo letsencrypt-auto certonly --manual -d example.com -d www.example.com
  1. Upload the certificate to CloudFront
cd /etc/letsencrypt/live/www.example.com &&
aws iam upload-server-certificate \
--server-certificate-name Name-in-dropdown \
--certificate-body        file://fullchain.pem \
--private-key             file://privkey.pem \
--path                    /cloudfront/
  1. Choose your new certificate Name-in-dropdown in your distribution settings.