Pitfall: ACM Certificate with CloudFormation
Good news, CloudFormation added support for AWS Certificate Manager recently. Creating a CloudFront distribution which is using an ACM certificate is finally possible with CloudFromation as well.
The following listing shows the definition of an ACM certificate as well as its usage within a CloudFront distribution.
Sounds great so far. Nevertheless, I struggled to create a stack containing the ACM certificate and a CloudFront distribution.
CloudFormation reported the following error:
It took me some time to figure out the reason: I tried to create the stack in
eu-west-1. But the ACM certificate needs to be created in
us-east-1 when used together with CloudFront. So one possible solution was to create the CloudFormation stack in
us-east-1. Lesson learned! :)