acmpca_import_certificate_authority_certificate: Imports a signed private CA certificate into ACM Private CA

Description Usage Arguments Value Request syntax

View source: R/acmpca_operations.R


Imports a signed private CA certificate into ACM Private CA. This action is used when you are using a chain of trust whose root is located outside ACM Private CA. Before you can call this action, the following preparations must in place:

  1. In ACM Private CA, call the create_certificate_authority action to create the private CA that that you plan to back with the imported certificate.

  2. Call the get_certificate_authority_csr action to generate a certificate signing request (CSR).

  3. Sign the CSR using a root or intermediate CA hosted by either an on-premises PKI hierarchy or by a commercial CA.

  4. Create a certificate chain and copy the signed certificate and the certificate chain to your working directory.

ACM Private CA supports three scenarios for installing a CA certificate:

The following addtitional requirements apply when you import a CA certificate.

Enforcement of Critical Constraints

ACM Private CA allows the following extensions to be marked critical in the imported CA certificate or chain.

ACM Private CA rejects the following extensions when they are marked critical in an imported CA certificate or chain.


  Certificate, CertificateChain)



[required] The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that was returned when you called create_certificate_authority. This must be of the form:



[required] The PEM-encoded certificate for a private CA. This may be a self-signed certificate in the case of a root CA, or it may be signed by another CA that you control.


A PEM-encoded file that contains all of your certificates, other than the certificate you're importing, chaining up to your root CA. Your ACM Private CA-hosted or on-premises root certificate is the last in the chain, and each certificate in the chain signs the one preceding.

This parameter must be supplied when you import a subordinate CA. When you import a root CA, there is no chain.


An empty list.

Request syntax

  CertificateAuthorityArn = "string",
  Certificate = raw,
  CertificateChain = raw
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