Create Certificate Authority (ACM)
Create a new private certificate authority using AWS Certificate Manager.

Resource Parameters

The following parameters are needed when following these steps to create a new VPC.
  • Distinguished Name
Throughout this guide we use the following example certificate authority parameters.
  • Distinguished Name
    • Common Name (CN) Test CA

Create the CA

Navigate to the ACM PCA Management Console and make sure you have selected the desired region in the upper right corner, such as US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1.
Click Create CA to complete the Create certificate authority wizard with the following details:
Step 1: Select CA type
Root CA
Step 2: Configure CA subject name
Common Name (CN)
Test CA
Step 3: Configure CA key algorithm
RSA 2048
Step 4: Configure revocation
(defaults)
Step 5: Add Tags
(defaults)
Step 6: Configure CA permissions
(defaults)
Step 7: Review and create
Pricing
Click to confirm
Click Confirm and create.
This creates a new private certificate authority in ACM.
Note the ARN of the newly created certificate authority.

Export the CA Certificate

Navigate to the ACM PCA Management Console and make sure you have selected the desired region in the upper right corner, such as US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1.
Select the Test CA certificate authority and choose Get Certificate from the Actions menu, then click Export to a file to download the certificate authority certificate.
Note the Certificate.cer filename location where you download the CA certificate.
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Create the CA
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