AWS Certificate Manager vs AWS Key Management Service

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AWS Certificate Manager vs AWS Key Management Service: What are the differences?

What is AWS Certificate Manager? A service that lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security certificates. It removes the time-consuming manual process of purchasing, uploading, and renewing SSL/TLS certificates. With this service, you can quickly request a certificate, deploy it on AWS resources.

What is AWS Key Management Service? Easily create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data. AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.

AWS Certificate Manager belongs to "Certificate Authority" category of the tech stack, while AWS Key Management Service can be primarily classified under "Data Security Services".

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    What is AWS Certificate Manager?

    It removes the time-consuming manual process of purchasing, uploading, and renewing SSL/TLS certificates. With this service, you can quickly request a certificate, deploy it on AWS resources.

    What is AWS Key Management Service?

    AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.

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