How do I create an SSL certificate in AWS Lightsail Instance and get it to say "in use"?

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I have created an AWS Lightsail Instance using Wordpress bitnami. I followed the directions here: https://lightsail.aws.amazon.com/ls/docs/en_us/articles/amazon-lightsail-tutorial-launching-and-configuring-wordpress#tutorial-launching-and-configuring-wordpress-next-steps

Then in the top right hand corner of AWS Lightsail I created an SSL certificate by going to Account>Certificates. The message says valid, not in use. I have the SSL attached to an instance, not any of the other AWS services (container, load balancer, CDN, route 53).

Will this not work with just the instance? How do I get the certificate to say "in use"

asked 8 months ago394 views
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Certificates created in Lightsail cannot be attached to a server instance.

To get an SSL cert for your bitnami Wordpress, refer to Tutorial: Using Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates with your WordPress instance in Amazon Lightsail

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Thank you! That makes a lot of sense why I could not get it to work before. I followed the steps to run the bncert tool that you posted above, but for some reason it says some errors occurred automatic renewal is not working. Then it gives me a link. I do not understand the steps it recommends to setup automatic renewal. Can you help simplify how to setup automatic renewal for a newbie like me, please?

https://docs.bitnami.com/general/how-to/understand-bncert/#certificates-not-renewed-automatically

answered 8 months ago
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I figured out to just rerun the bncert tool. Sometimes it has a hiccup. It worked. Thanks!!

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