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[ aws . sns ]



Creates a platform application object for one of the supported push notification services, such as APNS and GCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging), to which devices and mobile apps may register. You must specify PlatformPrincipal and PlatformCredential attributes when using the CreatePlatformApplication action.

PlatformPrincipal and PlatformCredential are received from the notification service.
  • For ADM , PlatformPrincipal is client id and PlatformCredential is client secret .
  • For Baidu , PlatformPrincipal is API key and PlatformCredential is secret key .
  • For APNS and APNS_SANDBOX using certificate credentials, PlatformPrincipal is SSL certificate and PlatformCredential is private key .
  • For APNS and APNS_SANDBOX using token credentials, PlatformPrincipal is signing key ID and PlatformCredential is signing key .
  • For GCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) using key credentials, there is no PlatformPrincipal . The PlatformCredential is API key .
  • For GCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) using token credentials, there is no PlatformPrincipal . The PlatformCredential is a JSON formatted private key file. When using the Amazon Web Services CLI, the file must be in string format and special characters must be ignored. To format the file correctly, Amazon SNS recommends using the following command: SERVICE_JSON=`jq @json <<< cat service.json` .
  • For MPNS , PlatformPrincipal is TLS certificate and PlatformCredential is private key .
  • For WNS , PlatformPrincipal is Package Security Identifier and PlatformCredential is secret key .

You can use the returned PlatformApplicationArn as an attribute for the CreatePlatformEndpoint action.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--name <value>
--platform <value>
--attributes <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--name (string)

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.

--platform (string)

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

--attributes (map)

For a list of attributes, see ` SetPlatformApplicationAttributes`__ .

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To create a platform application

The following create-platform-application example creates a Google Firebase platform application using the specified platform credential.

aws sns create-platform-application \
    --name MyApplication \
    --platform GCM \
    --attributes PlatformCredential=EXAMPLEabcd12345jklm67890stuv12345bcdef


    "PlatformApplicationArn": "arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:123456789012:app/GCM/MyApplication"


PlatformApplicationArn -> (string)

PlatformApplicationArn is returned.