AWS SDK for JavaScript
Developer Guide for SDK v2

Managing Topics in Amazon SNS

JavaScript code example that applies to Node.js execution

This Node.js code example shows:

  • How to create topics in Amazon SNS to which you can publish notifications.

  • How to delete topics created in Amazon SNS.

  • How to get a list of available topics.

  • How to get and set topic attributes.

The Scenario

In this example, you use a series of Node.js modules to create, list, and delete Amazon SNS topics, and to handle topic attributes. The Node.js modules use the SDK for JavaScript to manage topics using these methods of the AWS.SNS client class:

Prerequisite Tasks

To set up and run this example, you must first complete these tasks:

Creating a Topic

In this example, use a Node.js module to create an Amazon SNS topic. Create a Node.js module with the file name sns_createtopic.js. Configure the SDK as previously shown.

Create an object to pass the Name for the new topic to the createTopic method of the AWS.SNS client class. To call the createTopic method, create a promise for invoking an Amazon SNS service object, passing the parameters object. Then handle the response in the promise callback. The data returned by the promise contains the ARN of the topic.

// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); // Set region AWS.config.update({region: 'REGION'}); // Create promise and SNS service object var createTopicPromise = new AWS.SNS({apiVersion: '2010-03-31'}).createTopic({Name: "TOPIC_NAME"}).promise(); // Handle promise's fulfilled/rejected states createTopicPromise.then( function(data) { console.log("Topic ARN is " + data.TopicArn); }).catch( function(err) { console.error(err, err.stack); });

To run the example, type the following at the command line.

node sns_createtopic.js

This sample code can be found here on GitHub.

Listing Your Topics

In this example, use a Node.js module to list all Amazon SNS topics. Create a Node.js module with the file name sns_listtopics.js. Configure the SDK as previously shown.

Create an empty object to pass to the listTopics method of the AWS.SNS client class. To call the listTopics method, create a promise for invoking an Amazon SNS service object, passing the parameters object. Then handle the response in the promise callback. The data returned by the promise contains an array of your topic ARNs.

// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); // Set region AWS.config.update({region: 'REGION'}); // Create promise and SNS service object var listTopicsPromise = new AWS.SNS({apiVersion: '2010-03-31'}).listTopics({}).promise(); // Handle promise's fulfilled/rejected states listTopicsPromise.then( function(data) { console.log(data.Topics); }).catch( function(err) { console.error(err, err.stack); });

To run the example, type the following at the command line.

node sns_listtopics.js

This sample code can be found here on GitHub.

Deleting a Topic

In this example, use a Node.js module to delete an Amazon SNS topic. Create a Node.js module with the file name sns_deletetopic.js. Configure the SDK as previously shown.

Create an object containing the TopicArn of the topic to delete to pass to the deleteTopic method of the AWS.SNS client class. To call the deleteTopic method, create a promise for invoking an Amazon SNS service object, passing the parameters object. Then handle the response in the promise callback.

// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); // Set region AWS.config.update({region: 'REGION'}); // Create promise and SNS service object var deleteTopicPromise = new AWS.SNS({apiVersion: '2010-03-31'}).deleteTopic({TopicArn: 'TOPIC_ARN'}).promise(); // Handle promise's fulfilled/rejected states deleteTopicPromise.then( function(data) { console.log("Topic Deleted"); }).catch( function(err) { console.error(err, err.stack); });

To run the example, type the following at the command line.

node sns_deletetopic.js

This sample code can be found here on GitHub.

Getting Topic Attributes

In this example, use a Node.js module to retrieve attributes of an Amazon SNS topic. Create a Node.js module with the file name sns_gettopicattributes.js. Configure the SDK as previously shown.

Create an object containing the TopicArn of a topic to delete to pass to the getTopicAttributes method of the AWS.SNS client class. To call the getTopicAttributes method, create a promise for invoking an Amazon SNS service object, passing the parameters object. Then handle the response in the promise callback.

// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); // Set region AWS.config.update({region: 'REGION'}); // Create promise and SNS service object var getTopicAttribsPromise = new AWS.SNS({apiVersion: '2010-03-31'}).getTopicAttributes({TopicArn: 'TOPIC_ARN'}).promise(); // Handle promise's fulfilled/rejected states getTopicAttribsPromise.then( function(data) { console.log(data); }).catch( function(err) { console.error(err, err.stack); });

To run the example, type the following at the command line.

node sns_gettopicattributes.js

This sample code can be found here on GitHub.

Setting Topic Attributes

In this example, use a Node.js module to set the mutable attributes of an Amazon SNS topic. Create a Node.js module with the file name sns_settopicattributes.js. Configure the SDK as previously shown.

Create an object containing the parameters for the attribute update, including the TopicArn of the topic whose attributes you want to set, the name of the attribute to set, and the new value for that attribute. You can set only the Policy, DisplayName, and DeliveryPolicy attributes. Pass the parameters to the setTopicAttributes method of the AWS.SNS client class. To call the setTopicAttributes method, create a promise for invoking an Amazon SNS service object, passing the parameters object. Then handle the response in the promise callback.

// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); // Set region AWS.config.update({region: 'REGION'}); // Create setTopicAttributes parameters var params = { AttributeName: 'ATTRIBUTE_NAME', /* required */ TopicArn: 'TOPIC_ARN', /* required */ AttributeValue: 'NEW_ATTRIBUTE_VALUE' }; // Create promise and SNS service object var setTopicAttribsPromise = new AWS.SNS({apiVersion: '2010-03-31'}).setTopicAttributes(params).promise(); // Handle promise's fulfilled/rejected states setTopicAttribsPromise.then( function(data) { console.log(data); }).catch( function(err) { console.error(err, err.stack); });

To run the example, type the following at the command line.

node sns_settopicattributes.js

This sample code can be found here on GitHub.