Amazon Simple Queue Service
Developer Guide

Making API Requests

This section describes how to make requests to Amazon SQS. The topics acquaint you with the basic differences between the interfaces, the components of a request, how to authenticate a request, and the content of responses.

We also provide SDKs that enable you to access Amazon SQS from your preferred programming language. The SDKs contain functionality that automatically takes care of tasks such as:

  • Cryptographically signing your service requests

  • Retrying requests

  • Handling error responses

For a list of available SDKs, see Tools for Amazon Web Services


As of August 8, 2011, Amazon SQS no longer supports SOAP requests.