Get an AWS Website with SSL Certificate

Required Resources:

What is an SSL Certificate for?

SSL, Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol that creates a secure connection between your visitor and the server. With this in place, any information, sensitive or not, sent to or from your website is unreadable by any of the massive number of intermediary computers forwarding this, now encrypted, information.

Using Route 53, register a domain name.

Now, you must wait for your domain name to validate the request. It could take 30 minutes or longer.

Using CloudFront, create a new distribution.

Again, it will take some time for your Distribution to complete its setup process.

Create A records

Congratulations. Your website should soon be accessible via https.