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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Certificate Manager

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.
Walter Justet | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenSSL

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Certificate Manager

  • Easy to use interface
  • Really straight forward functionality
  • Simple and effective
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenSSL

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

Cons

AWS Certificate Manager

  • Domain name validation is time consuming, and requires manual effort.
  • Domain name validation could be avoided if the domain provider is AWS, they can validate it internally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenSSL

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Certificate Manager

AWS Certificate Manager 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenSSL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS Certificate Manager

AWS Certificate Manager 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to manage, easy to purchase, quick to install.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenSSL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AWS Certificate Manager

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
Walter Justet | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenSSL

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Certificate Manager

  • It's a good certificate manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenSSL

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Certificate Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OpenSSL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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