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I have an EC2 instance which runs a website I want to add an SSL certificate for. From Amazon's documentation and other sources the only way they have stated an SSL certificate can be added is through:

  • Cloudfront
  • Elastic Load Balancing

I am not already using these for my website due to the added cost of these services. Is there another method of adding an SSL certificate without using Cloudfront or ELB?

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If you want SSL on your EC2, you will have to use the application which is running on EC2 to obtain and install a certificate. For instance, apache or Nginx. You don't need to do extra work. You cannot use the free certificates which you got from Amazon Certificate Manager, you cannot export them for use. You can only use them on ELB and CloudFront.

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