Amazon Mobile Analytics
User Guide

Making HTTP Requests to Mobile Analytics

If you don't use the AWS Mobile SDK, you can perform Mobile Analytics operations over HTTP using the POST request method. The POST method requires you to specify the operation in the header of the request and provide the data for the operation in JSON format in the body of the request.

HTTP Header Contents

Mobile Analytics requires the following information in the header of an HTTP request:


The Mobile Analytics endpoint. This value must be


The date. Must be specified in ISO 8601 standard format, in UTC time. For example:



The set of authorization parameters that AWS uses to ensure the validity and authenticity of the request. For more information, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process.

User Agent

Information about the user agent originating the request.


Information about the client interacting with Mobile Analytics. Data in a client context describes the app and the environment in which it runs. For details about the contents of the client context, see PutEvents.


If you sign your request using temporary security credentials, you must include the corresponding security token in your request by adding the X-Amz-Security-Token header.

For information on signing requests using temporary security credentials in your REST API requests, see Signing and Authenticating REST Requests.


Specifies JSON and the version. For example, Content-Type: application/json


The payload size in bytes.

HTTP Header Example

The following is an example header for an HTTP request for Mobile Analytics.

POST /2014-06-05/events HTTP/1.1 Host: X-Amz-Date: <Date> Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<access_key>/20140709/us-east-1/mobileanalytics/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-length;content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-client-context;x-amz-date;x-amz-security-token;x-amz-target, Signature=<signature> User-Agent: <User agent string> x-amz-Client-Context: {"client":{"client_id":"<client_id>","app_title":"<app_title>","app_version_name":"<app_version_name>","app_version_code":"<app_version_code>","app_package_name":"<app_package_name>"},"custom":{},"env":{"platform":"<platform>","model":"<model>","make":"<make>","platform_version":"<platform_version>","locale":"<locale>”}} x-amz-security-token: <Security token> Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: <Payload size bytes> Connection: Keep-Alive

HTTP Body Content

The body of an HTTP request contains the data for the operation specified in the header of the HTTP request. The data must be formatted according to the JSON data schema for Mobile Analytics. For the PutEvents operation, the body content of the HTTP request consists of an array of one or more events.

HTTP Body Example

The following is an example of the body for an HTTP request for Mobile Analytics.

{ "events": [ { "eventType": "<Event type>", "timestamp": "<ISO 8601 date>", "session": { "id": "<Session id>", "startTimestamp": "<ISO 8601 date>" }, "attributes": { "<Optional string name>": "<Optional string value>", ... "<Optional string name>": "<Optional string value>" }, "metrics": { "<Optional string name>": <Optional numeric value>, ... "<Optional string name>": <Optional numeric value> } }, ... ] }