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This section describes how to set up and handle Amazon Mechanical Turk event notification messages. A notification message describes one or more events that happened in regards to a HIT type. For more information, see Elements of a Notification Message.
You can configure Amazon Mechanical Turk to notify you whenever certain events occur during the life cycle of a HIT. Mechanical Turk can send you a notification message when a Worker accepts, abandons, returns, or submits an assignment, when a HIT becomes "reviewable", or when a HIT expires, for any HIT of a given HIT type.
Notifications are specified as part of a HIT type. To set up notifications for a HIT type, you call the SetHITTypeNotification operation with a HIT type ID and a notification specification. For more information about HIT types, see Understanding HIT Types.
A notification specification is defined by a
data structure, which describes a HIT event notification for the HIT type.
The notification specification is passed as the
Notification parameter when calling
Amazon Mechanical Turk can send a notification to an email address or to an Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) queue. For more information, see Notification Handling Using Amazon SQS.
For more information about setting up and handling notifications, see Creating and Managing Notifications.
You can test your application's ability to receive notifications using SendTestEventNotification.
The latest Amazon Mechanical Turk WSDL includes deprecated notification transport signature protocols for backwards compatibility.