EC2 Instance Identity Document Signing Certificate Expiry


The default signing certificate for verification of the EC2 instance identity document expires next year (see, ).

    Version: 3 (0x2)
    Serial Number:
    Signature Algorithm: sha1WithRSAEncryption
    Issuer: C = US, ST = Washington, L = Seattle, O = Inc., CN =
        Not Before: Jun  5 14:28:02 2014 GMT
        Not After : Jun  5 14:28:02 2024 GMT
    Subject: C = US, ST = Washington, L = Seattle, O = Inc., CN =

What will happen when the certificate expires? Will AWS keep using it or replace it? Would a new certificate be provided in advance?

Silas P
asked 8 months ago213 views
1 Answer

Hi there! Thanks for your question!

The certificate will be renewed with one with a later expiration date before the current one expires.

answered 7 months ago

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