I've created a new SSL Certificate using AWS's service for a subdomain that points to an Elastic Beanstalk instance. It appears in the Certificate Manager correctly...

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but it doesn't appear in the EB instance's Load Balancer dropdown...

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According to the documentation (Configuring Your Elastic Beanstalk Environment's Load Balancer to Terminate HTTPS), all I need to do is "choose your certificate from the SSL certificate ID drop down menu", but it's not there.

I've tried to add the SSL certificate through a .config file using CLI and I got the following error:

ERROR: Service:AmazonCloudFormation, Message:Stack named 'awseb-e-upxkf5kr8b-stack' aborted operation. Current state: 'UPDATE_ROLLBACK_IN_PROGRESS' Reason: null ERROR: Updating load balancer named: awseb-e-u-AWSEBLoa-xxx failed Reason: Server Certificate not found for the key: arn:aws:acm:eu-west-1:xxx:certificate/xxxx

What have I done wrong?


The answer was rather silly. A little gotcha: I didn't notice that I'd changed my region when I created the SSL Certificate, so the ELB and the certificate regions didn't match.

I deleted the cert, switched region to match my ELB instance, and then requested a new one. Worked as expected! Doh.

  • Django. Thank you for posting the solution. I have ran into this gotcha several times. – John Hanley Nov 7 '17 at 16:34
  • Thank you very much! I've been struggling with this stupid region auto-switch for 2 hours! – DeadEye Dec 14 '17 at 15:51
  • Turned out to be the same problem for me. This is weird as the original certificate worked in all regions for CloudFront. – realMarkusSchmidt Mar 18 '18 at 15:44
  • I am facing the same issue. The LetsEncrypt cert I imported doesn't show up, but I see nowhere to set the region. – Half_Duplex Jul 7 '18 at 14:00
  • @Half_Duplex Top right corner on every page – Django Reinhardt Jul 8 '18 at 11:44

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