Simple and effective
October 10, 2020

Simple and effective

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AWS Certificate Manager

We are using it at the department level, and mainly we use it to manage SSL certificates for our websites. We found it very useful, especially when we need to renew certificates, because the functionality is really straightforward. The interface is clear and not excessively complex, so we didn't find any problems using it.
  • Easy to use interface
  • Really straight forward functionality
  • Simple and effective
  • Sometimes ACM certificates don't work with ELB.
  • No automatic alert on certificate expiration.
  • Simplifies certificate management inside AWS stack.
  • It works, so one less thing to worry about.
AWS Certificate Manager and IAM are the only options inside the AWS stack to manage and serve certificates at the infrastructure level, like Elastic Load Balancer for example. Of course, you can install certificates at the instance level. For example, you can install a certificate on an EC2 instance, or even, you can use Let's Encrypt for that task too, but those methods are not managed as AWS Certificate Manager does.
As we stated, it's a simple service, with a very clear interface and it simply works. On our daily work, we don't have any problem using AWS Cerfiticate Manager. We don't give it a 10, because it would be better if it adds automatic notifications on certificate expiration or more features in the future.
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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Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
AWS Certificate Manager is far better than the old IAM certificate manager. It's simple to use, effective and it actually does what it says it will do. Of course, it could be better, but it's perfect for the job as is right now. The private CA is a nice addition, that in some scenarios would be useful.

Using AWS Certificate Manager

Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Simple steps for importing a certificate.
  • Certificate overview is simple and shows relevant data.
  • Interface is fast.
  • Choosing too many columns can create a horizontal scroll.