AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide

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Amazon SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a web service that enables applications, end-users, and devices to instantly send and receive notifications from the cloud.

The following list details the differences for using this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions compared to other AWS Regions:

  • You cannot use Amazon SNS to send SMS messages while using the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

For more information about Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) , see the Amazon SNS documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • You may enter ITAR-regulated data in the following field when meeting the notification endpoints conditions below:

    • Notification Message

  • ITAR-regulated data may be entered, stored, and processed in the Amazon SNS notification when the following notification endpoints are being used:

    Notification Endpoints

    • Amazon SQS queues in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions – may receive notifications containing ITAR-regulated data

    • HTTPS URL endpoint in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions – may receive notifications containing ITAR-regulated data if the service is allowed to accept ITAR regulated data (see the service for details)

    • HTTPS URL endpoint outside of AWS GovCloud (US) Regions – may receive notifications containing ITAR-regulated data if the customer has set up the endpoint URL in compliance with ITAR regulations

  • ITAR-regulated data may not be entered, stored, or processed in Amazon SNS notification messages when the following notification endpoints are being used:

    Notification Endpoints

    • Mobile push notifications – not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data

    • Email – not permitted to contain ITAR regulated data

    • Amazon SQS queues outside of AWS GovCloud (US) Regions – not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data

    • HTTP URL endpoint – not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data

  • Amazon SNS metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This metadata includes all configuration data that you enter when setting up and maintaining your topics.

    For example, do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following fields:

    • Topic Name

    • Display Name

    • Topic Policy

    • Topic Delivery Policy

    • Topic ARN

    • Endpoint

    • Subject

    • Application Name

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