AWS and Mutual Authentication If you need to support mutual authentication via SSL you wont be able to do this via ELB like you typically would. ELB only supports the use of server side certificates as of today Oct-2015. To read more about mutual auth check out wikipedia The solution Instead of terminating the SSL connection on the ELB it is required that the ELB doesnt terminate the connection but instead pass the connction on to the backend instance where both a 3rd party or self signed certificate can be used.
The Tech This is a quick intro to the tech I am using to host this blog. Basilly its a static site hosted in AWS S3 with CloudFront used to cache content CDN style and Route53 for DNS. So… The reason I feel this is share worthly is its in line with many other items in the stack going serverless. Going serverless is not only cheap, its very performant, and highly reliable.
About me! This is a simple technology blog where I will share things I am doing or find interesting. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions on anything I have shared or want to talk shop. A little about me- I am a father of two awesome boys, husband to the first girl I ever loved, a USAF vet, have worked on a wide range of IT projects, a big Bronco’s fan, and will generally spend as much time in Vail CO as possible.
11 Oct 2015