Can't connect to HTTPS on ec2 after setting up Load Balancer

by Chris   Last Updated September 11, 2019 10:00 AM

  1. I have an EC2 instance with Amazon Linux running an Apache web server.

  2. I have an ACM SSL certificate issued. (I want to use it for a sub domain so I have set it up using * and it has been issued)

  3. I have setup an applicaiton load balancer with listners on port 80 and 443 open. I have attached the SSL Certificate to it.

  4. I have setup my target group that contains my EC2 instance. I have setup forwarding on port 80 as per AWS documentation.

As far as I undertand, the only thing left for me to do is to point my domain which is hosted through GoDaddy at my Load Balancer. I found a tutorial that said to create an A record set to Alias and add the DNS Namefor my Load Balancer as the value. When I do this, it tells me that I cannot have the A record because I have already got one setup but that is for my sub domain. I am doing this through Route 53.

When I give the A record a different name; for example, it does not connect to HTTP on the domain When I type in, I get the browser winging that the site is not secure and then a Bad Gateway error.

What am I missing here?

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