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▶ Secure Domain Setup

Purchase Custom Domain

  1. In the AWS Management Console, click Services and then Route 53.
  2. Under Register domain, enter your desired domain name and then click Check.
  3. Assuming the domain is available, click Add to cart next to your desired domain name. Note the domain name in a safe place.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Continue.
  5. Enter your Registrant, Administrative, and Technical contact information and then click Continue at the bottom of the page.
  6. Under Terms and Conditions, checkbox the agreement then click Complete Purchase.
  7. Wait around 10 minutes for an AWS email to be sent to you regarding this domain. Follow the instructions that are sent in said email.

Create a Hosted Zone

  1. In the AWS Management Console, click Services and then Route 53.
  2. Click Go To Domains in the center of the screen.
  3. In the left hand pane, click Hosted zones.
  4. Click Create Hosted Zone to the top left.
  5. Checkbox your recently created domain name and then click Create Hosted Zone to the top left.
  6. In the new Create Hosted Zone right hand pane, enter your noted domain name in for Domain Name and then click Create.

Configure public access to OpenEMR

  1. In the AWS Management Console, click Services and then Route 53.
  2. In the left pane, click Hosted zones, then select your domain.
  3. Click Create Record Set to the top.
  4. In the new Create Record Set right pane, enter www for Name and A - IPv4 address for Type.
  5. Checkbox Yes for Alias.
  6. Under Alias Target, select the only entry under Elastic Beanstalk Environments.
  7. Click Create.

Associate Domain with a SSL Certificate

  1. In the AWS Management Console, click Services and then Certificate Manager.
  2. Click Request a certificate to the top left.
  3. Under Domain name, enter your domain without a www. prefix.
  4. Click Add another name to this certificate.
  5. Enter another domain entry with a *. prefix.
  6. Click Review and request.
  7. Click Confirm and request.
  8. Wait around 10 minutes for multiple AWS emails to be sent to you. Follow the instructions that are sent in said emails.

Configure Amazon Simple Email Service

  1. In the AWS Management Console, click Services and then SES.
  2. In the left pane, click Domains, then Verify a New Domain to the top.
  3. Enter the domain (without any www but with the .com or similar extension), then click the DKIM box, and then click Verify This Domain.
  4. Click Route 53.
  5. Click Create Record Sets. As soon as Amazon sees the records on your domain, the SES verification process will complete.
  6. In the left pane, click SMTP Settings. Note the Server Name in a safe place. Note that this name is probably email-smtp.<region>.amazonaws.com.
  7. Click Create My SMTP Credentials, then Create, and then Show User SMTP Security Credentials.
  8. Note the SMTP username and password in a safe place.
  9. Login into OpenEMR using your new administrative credentials.
  10. At the top, hover over Administration and then click Globals.
  11. Now with the settings area in view, click the Notifications tab.
  • For the Email Transport Method field, select SMTP.
  • For the SMTP Server Hostname field, enter the recently noted value from step 6.
  • For the SMTP Server Port Number field, enter 587.
  • For the SMTP User for Authentication field, enter the recently noted value from step 8.
  • For the SMTP Security Protocol field, select TLS.
  1. Click Save near the bottom left.