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ACM Validation Domain

Sending validation emails to apex domain for subdomain requests.

The release of AWS Certificate Manager has been a fantastic resource for zero cost issuance and management of SSL/TLS certificates for use in your AWS environments. As per the ACM marketing collateral: With AWS Certificate Manager, you can quickly request a certificate, deploy it on AWS resources such as Elastic Load Balancers or Amazon CloudFront distributions, and let AWS Certificate Manager handle certificate renewals. SSL/TLS certificates provisioned through AWS Certificate Manager are free.

Power tool: aws-shell

The interactive productivity booster for the AWS CLI.

The AWS CLI can be an incredibly efficient means of interacting with your AWS account, but there is a steep learning curve for beginners and the breadth and depth of functionality can be overwhelming. Enter aws-shell. It’s an interactive shell that provides cool features like: Auto/tab completion of commands and options as you type Examples of the shorthand syntax for various options Fuzzy searching Integration with your account (for autocompleting instance IDs for example) Inline documentation/help Note: If you are like me and don’t read the instructions before getting started and you are running El Capitan take note of the need to install with some extra flags: