Everyone has problems with SSL. I've avoided it so far by using Lambda proxies. But now I really like what I could do with the tag, but that also requires SSL hosting to very particular and technical details. I've got several decades of technical experience, but I balk at the complexity of your SSL requirements. Since there appear to be charges for aspects of it, and I'm unfamiliar with it, I'm concerned about making purchases that don't actually help me implement, as many have on the forum. Please provide a tutorial that shows, step by step, how to set up a site where you can host both a skill and MP3 files. You can talk about it in general, as you do, but show specific examples of how to do it using the Amazon ecosystem. If there are elements that the Amazon ecosystem cannot provide, please recommend a provider and show how to use them.
I agree, this is something that is absolutely needed. I almost gave up on making my first skill because of the difficulty of implementing the SSL requirements. As for your concern about having to buy in to the certificate system, I'm pretty much banking on this to solve things for me:
Hi, For the easiest hosting of audio files for use with the SSML tag, I'd suggest using Amazon S3. It is very fast, easy to use, and has trusted encryption by default. As for the
letsencrypt.org question, I'm still looking into whether that is supported yet, and I'll get back here as soon as I have an answer. -Nick
Like most Amazon services, S3 is easy to use if you already know how to use it. If you aren't familiar with it you have to work out if you are going to be charged for using it, where the created bucket appears, and then spend quite some time working out that you have to turn public on for EVERY SINGLE FILE uploaded. And that if you re-upload the same file, you have to turn public on AGAIN. But, yes, it takes case of the https part of it.