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I started setting up Amazon's Elastic Load Balancing Service for my server pool and I need to setup HTTPS/SSL. I have all my SSL Certificates setup, but then I come to the step for backend authentication and I'm unsure what certificate is required with the "Backend Authentication".

Is it my sites private key, public key, or do I need to generate a new key on the server?

Thank you for the assistance.

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Back-end authentication ensures all traffic to/from the instances, the load balancer and the client will be encrypted.

I was having some trouble with this setup myself, however after some digging I found the respective section within the Elastic Load Balancing Developer Guide, see Creating a Load Balancer With SSL Cipher Settings and Back-end Server Authentication - in particular, you may want to read how to achieve this by means of Using [the] AWS Management Console, which provides a helpful walkthrough and illustrations for the various topics involved.

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Thank you for the reply, I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Reading over this now! –  whobutsb Dec 1 '11 at 17:02
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