Amazon wants to be Certificate Authority




Amazon Web Services Monday at Mozilla and the Android Open Source Project submitted an application to become a Certificate Authority. This allows Amazon to sell SSL certificates to developers.

aws amazon web services That writes Geek Wire according to the applications submitted to Mozilla and Android . It is unclear what the profit for Amazon will be and how aggressive the company’s certificates will bring to the market, but it seems a logical addition to the portfolio of Amazon Web Services, AWS. With its own certificate authority developers do not go through another provider to request an SSL certificate.

From the publicly visible applications to Mozilla and Android Amazon shows that both standard wants to offer a comprehensive package to users. Applicants also need certificates from Amazon to make use of domain through Amazon or other services of the company to apply the certificates. This year will also be a consortium of the EFF, Mozilla and Akamai with their own certificate authority: Let’s Encrypt .

End July 2014 Amazon began offering domain name registration. It should be used from the Web console AWS. Exactly how this is going to work with SSL certificates is not yet known.


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