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

Subscribe to a Topic

To receive messages published to a topic, you have to subscribe an endpoint to that topic. An endpoint is a mobile app, web server, email address, or an Amazon SQS queue that can receive notification messages from Amazon SNS. Once you subscribe an endpoint to a topic and the subscription is confirmed, the endpoint will receive all messages published to that topic.

In this section you subscribe an endpoint to the topic you just created in the previous section. You configure the subscription to send the topic messages to your email account.

To subscribe to a topic

  1. Open the Amazon SNS console at

  2. Choose Create subscription.

    The Create Subscription dialog box appears.

  3. In the Topic ARN field, paste the topic ARN you created in the previous task, for example: arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:111122223333:MyTopic.

  4. In the Protocol drop-down box, select Email.

  5. In the Endpoint box, type an email address you can use to receive the notification.


    Entourage Users: Entourage strips out the confirmation URL. Type an email address you can access in a different email application.

  6. Choose Create subscription.

  7. Go to your email application and open the message from AWS Notifications, and then choose the link to confirm your subscription.

    Your web browser displays a confirmation response from Amazon SNS.