Amazon Simple Notification Service
API Reference (API Version 2010-03-31)


Creates a platform application object for one of the supported push notification services, such as APNS and GCM, to which devices and mobile apps may register. You must specify PlatformPrincipal and PlatformCredential attributes when using the CreatePlatformApplication action. The PlatformPrincipal is received from the notification service. For APNS/APNS_SANDBOX, PlatformPrincipal is "SSL certificate". For GCM, PlatformPrincipal is not applicable. For ADM, PlatformPrincipal is "client id". The PlatformCredential is also received from the notification service. For WNS, PlatformPrincipal is "Package Security Identifier". For MPNS, PlatformPrincipal is "TLS certificate". For Baidu, PlatformPrincipal is "API key".

For APNS/APNS_SANDBOX, PlatformCredential is "private key". For GCM, PlatformCredential is "API key". For ADM, PlatformCredential is "client secret". For WNS, PlatformCredential is "secret key". For MPNS, PlatformCredential is "private key". For Baidu, PlatformCredential is "secret key". The PlatformApplicationArn that is returned when using CreatePlatformApplication is then used as an attribute for the CreatePlatformEndpoint action. For more information, see Using Amazon SNS Mobile Push Notifications. For more information about obtaining the PlatformPrincipal and PlatformCredential for each of the supported push notification services, see Getting Started with Apple Push Notification Service, Getting Started with Amazon Device Messaging, Getting Started with Baidu Cloud Push, Getting Started with Google Cloud Messaging for Android, Getting Started with MPNS, or Getting Started with WNS.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

Attributes.entry.N.key (key)
Attributesentry.N.value (value)

For a list of attributes, see SetPlatformApplicationAttributes

Type: String to string map

Required: Yes


Application names must be made up of only uppercase and lowercase ASCII letters, numbers, underscores, hyphens, and periods, and must be between 1 and 256 characters long.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The following platforms are supported: ADM (Amazon Device Messaging), APNS (Apple Push Notification Service), APNS_SANDBOX, and GCM (Google Cloud Messaging).

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


PlatformApplicationArn is returned.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Indicates that the user has been denied access to the requested resource.

HTTP Status Code: 403


Indicates an internal service error.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Indicates that a request parameter does not comply with the associated constraints.

HTTP Status Code: 400



Sample Request

POST HTTP/1.1 ... Attributes.entry.2.key=PlatformPrincipal &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &Attributes.entry.1.value=AIzaSyClE2lcV2zEKTLYYo645zfk2jhQPFeyxDo &Attributes.entry.2.value=There+is+no+principal+for+GCM &AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE &Signature=82sHzg1Wfbgisw3i%2BHA2OgBmRktsqUKFinknkq3u%2FQ4%3D &Timestamp=2013-07-01T15%3A49%3A50.354Z &Name=gcmpushapp &Attributes.entry.1.key=PlatformCredential &Action=CreatePlatformApplication &Version=2010-03-31 &SignatureVersion=2 &Platform=GCM

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK ... <CreatePlatformApplicationResponse xmlns=""> <CreatePlatformApplicationResult> <PlatformApplicationArn>arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:123456789012:app/GCM/gcmpushapp</PlatformApplicationArn> </CreatePlatformApplicationResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>b6f0e78b-e9d4-5a0e-b973-adc04e8a4ff9</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CreatePlatformApplicationResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: