As the title says I want to have one SSL certificate for multiple instances in amazon AWS. The multiple instances are connected to the internet through an load balancer. To make an SSL certificate and to use it with the load balancer I founded this article: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/ElasticLoadBalancing/latest/DeveloperGuide/ssl-server-cert.html .
I read the article and if I understand it right the user connects to the load balancer which holds the certificate. Then the load balancer decrypts the traffic and sends it to the appropriate instance. Correct me if I am wrong!!
I can't recall the site I read it, but it was saying that you can never depend on the IP address of load balancer (because it may vary). If that is truth then how can the certificate live on the load balancer? An SSL certificate depends on the IP address of host too, right (besides the hostname)? Again, correct me if I am wrong!!
So either I did not recall the last part in the right way or Amazon is doing something really funny here? Any help is appreciated!
P.S. I am NOT asking on how to setup an load balancer or how to install an SSL certificate on the load balancer.