CreateContactMethod - Amazon Lightsail

CreateContactMethod

Creates an email or SMS text message contact method.

A contact method is used to send you notifications about your Amazon Lightsail resources. You can add one email address and one mobile phone number contact method in each AWS Region. However, SMS text messaging is not supported in some AWS Regions, and SMS text messages cannot be sent to some countries/regions. For more information, see Notifications in Amazon Lightsail.

Request Syntax

{ "contactEndpoint": "string", "protocol": "string" }

Request Parameters

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

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

contactEndpoint

The destination of the contact method, such as an email address or a mobile phone number.

Use the E.164 format when specifying a mobile phone number. E.164 is a standard for the phone number structure used for international telecommunication. Phone numbers that follow this format can have a maximum of 15 digits, and they are prefixed with the plus character (+) and the country code. For example, a U.S. phone number in E.164 format would be specified as +1XXX5550100. For more information, see E.164 on Wikipedia.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Required: Yes

protocol

The protocol of the contact method, such as Email or SMS (text messaging).

The SMS protocol is supported only in the following AWS Regions.

  • US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1)

  • US West (Oregon) (us-west-2)

  • Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1)

  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1)

  • Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1)

  • Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2)

For a list of countries/regions where SMS text messages can be sent, and the latest AWS Regions where SMS text messaging is supported, see Supported Regions and Countries in the Amazon SNS Developer Guide.

For more information about notifications in Amazon Lightsail, see Notifications in Amazon Lightsail.

Type: String

Valid Values: Email | SMS

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "operations": [ { "createdAt": number, "errorCode": "string", "errorDetails": "string", "id": "string", "isTerminal": boolean, "location": { "availabilityZone": "string", "regionName": "string" }, "operationDetails": "string", "operationType": "string", "resourceName": "string", "resourceType": "string", "status": "string", "statusChangedAt": number } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

operations

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

Type: Array of Operation objects

Errors

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

AccessDeniedException

Lightsail throws this exception when the user cannot be authenticated or uses invalid credentials to access a resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidInputException

Lightsail throws this exception when user input does not conform to the validation rules of an input field.

Note

Domain-related APIs are only available in the N. Virginia (us-east-1) Region. Please set your AWS Region configuration to us-east-1 to create, view, or edit these resources.

HTTP Status Code: 400

NotFoundException

Lightsail throws this exception when it cannot find a resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

OperationFailureException

Lightsail throws this exception when an operation fails to execute.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceException

A general service exception.

HTTP Status Code: 500

UnauthenticatedException

Lightsail throws this exception when the user has not been authenticated.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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