Like 10 minutes easy. And free. The key is Amazon Certificate Manager on Amazon Web Services.
Who cares if my Flappy Bird is not served over HTTPS?
Do you want this giant “Not secure” icon on your page?
Google also announced in *2014* that SSL is a ranking signal. Should you risk being ranked lower in search results because you were too lazy / poor to set up SSL?
Check out this insane readme file that I created for myself for how to set up SSL with the domain that I purchased on gandi.net:
I do not want to do this again.
Gandi.net gives you free SSL for the first year, but charges about 16 bucks for subsequent years, more doubling the price of a domain for a single site. Was it really worth shelling out the extra cash for that side project?
As much as I like supporting the little domain providers like Gandi, the process of connecting a domain to SSL on AWS was dead simple and the cost is…
Here’s how I set it up. I’m assuming you’ve used AWS’s static site wizard that I explained in my last article.
In the AWS landing page, go here:
Select your the website you’ve already set up, then go to your Cloudfront CDN:
Edit your “General” settings:
Select Request or Import a Certificate with ACM:
Add your domain name:
Confirm. They’ll send you an email that you need to also approve.
Back in the general settings, link up the ssl certificate:
You now have SECURE flappy!:
That’s it. 10 minutes and zero dollars.
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