Validating Domain Ownership for SSL Certificates Using Amazon SES

Posted on Wed 20 September 2017 in Dev • Tagged with AWS, SES, Route53 • 4 min read

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) provides the ability to provision and manage SSL/TLS certificates. ACM will attempt to verify the domain you're issuing a certificate for by using the administrative, registrant and technical contact emails from WHOIS records. But what if you have privacy protection enabled and these aren't available for public consumption? A combination of Route53, SES and S3 can provide a makeshift solution for this one time activity. This can be paticularly useful for .io domains and .uk domains with privacy protection enabled. In both cases no email contact is obfuscated in WHOIS records Static Website Architecture - Cloudformation Template

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