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Attribute Ratings

  • OpenSSL is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

AWS Certificate Manager

85%
4 Ratings
10.0

OpenSSL

100%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

AWS Certificate Manager

100%
1 Rating

OpenSSL

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

AWS Certificate Manager

87%
2 Ratings

OpenSSL

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

I would always recommend AWS Certificate Manager for anyone using AWS cloud services. The perfect scenario would be with your domain managed by AWS Route 53 as you can obtain auto renewal of certificates with really good security for all your public facing application that uses CloudFront, ALB or API Gateway.
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Open Source

I would recommend OpenSSL for just about any kind of cryptographic operations that you may need. I can't think of a particular situation where it would not be appropriate to use OpenSSL for a cryptographic function of some sort or another. If you are going to provide some sort of encryption service in a product, OpenSSL is probably the best way to get it off the ground and going. With other competitors, you may get it working, but I fear long term support and interoperability will be an issue.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • Issue, Renew and Validate SSL Certificates.
  • Allows us to integrate it with other AWS Services.
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Open Source

  • integrates into just about everything
  • codebase is well managed and follows predictable paths
  • although there are alternatives, OpenSSL is vastly better supported
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Cons

Amazon AWS

  • Sometimes ACM certificates don't work with ELB.
  • No automatic alert on certificate expiration.
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Open Source

  • the entire project could be completely refactored while preserving the library apis
  • the documentation on command line usage is not usually the best
  • code examples are not very well explained
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Pricing Details

AWS Certificate Manager

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Editions & Modules

AWS Certificate Manager editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    OpenSSL

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    OpenSSL editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Amazon AWS

      AWS historically has had very confusing interfaces. But in recent times they have improved them. AWS Certificate Manager is a clear sample of this. The interface is clear and straightforward, with no useless or cryptic options. Really I can't think of a way the interface could be better with the actual options available.
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      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Amazon AWS

      They do a great job.
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      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      Easy to implement within a few clicks, or even from command line, the alternatives doesn't integrate that easy with AWS Application Load Balancers or AWS CloudFront
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      Open Source

      LibreSSL is another option to OpenSSL, however, the sheer volume of other applications using OpenSSL and the wide support for it makes OpenSSL a compelling product.
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      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • We're saving our spent on SSL certificates As it dosen't costs at all.
      • Limited to AWS only, Certificates issued by ACM can be used with AWS managed services only.
      • It doesn't support automatic domain verification with other DNS management systems.
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      Open Source

      • roi is hard to measure for openssl. It's not that it doesn't provide a significant roi, but it is in the background of an application, not the foreground.
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