How to serve HTTPS from an S3 bucket?

I’ve been transitioning all my content to static hosting on Amazon S3. It’s the perfect way for me to store stuff for serving. Very low cost, and much more reliable and hassle-free than running my own servers, which I have been doing (and continue to) since the beginning of the web, 1994 or so.

I’d love to completely get out of the business of running servers, but that’s not likely to ever happen. But the last thing I want to do is move content that’s in S3 into a space where I have to run the server to keep it on the air. I refuse to do that!

So I want to figure out how to serve HTTPS on S3.

PS: I see that it is possible if I use Amazon’s name as the host. Really, this is not an option for apps like Fargo. I need to maintain the branding. If you redirect to when you use Fargo, well that just doesn’t work


About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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