We’ve just rolled out a new feature in Aiven: custom domains with valid SSL certificates for web frontends.
Last week we introduced valid SSL certificates from the Let’s Encrypt for our Grafana and Kibana (Elasticsearch frontend) services in Aiven. This allows your browser to immediately recognize and trust the web frontend services you launch from Aiven which we host at domains like grafana.my-project.aivencloud.com. Previously the services’ certificates were signed by Aiven’s own CA which caused web browsers to prompt a warning.
With the launch of the Custom Domains feature today you can create a CNAME in your own domain pointing to your Aiven service. Once the CNAME is set up you can register it in Aiven using our Web Console and we’ll automatically set up a valid SSL certificate for it. This way you can set up secure services like grafana.example.com and search.example.com in a just a few clicks in our console.
Try SSL-enabled custom domains for free
You can sign up for a free trial of our services at aiven.io and try all of our services with US$10 worth of free credits, including ones with SSL certificates for custom domains.
The SSL certificate feature is available in all Startup, Business and Premium plans for Grafana and Elasticsearch. If the Let’s Encrypt project lifts its SSL certificate creation limits we may be able to provide this service also for Hobbyist plans in the future.