Subscribing to an Amazon SNS topic - Amazon Simple Notification Service

Subscribing to an Amazon SNS topic

To receive messages published to a topic, you must subscribe an endpoint to the topic. When you subscribe an endpoint to a topic, the endpoint begins to receive messages published to the associated topic.


HTTP(S) endpoints, email addresses, and AWS resources in other AWS accounts require confirmation of the subscription before they can receive messages.

To subscribe an endpoint to an Amazon SNS topic

  1. Sign in to the Amazon SNS console.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Subscriptions.

  3. On the Subscriptions page, choose Create subscription.

  4. On the Create subscription page, in the Details section, do the following:

    1. For Topic ARN, choose the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of a topic. This value is the AWS ARN that was generated when you created the Amazon SNS topic, for example arn:aws:sns:us-east-2:123456789012:your_topic.

    2. For Protocol, choose an endpoint type. The available endpoint types are:

    3. For Endpoint, enter the endpoint value, such as an email address or the ARN of an Amazon SQS queue.

    4. Firehose endpoints only: For Subscription role ARN, specify the ARN of the IAM role that you created for writing to Firehose delivery streams. For more information, see Prerequisites for subscribing Firehose delivery streams to Amazon SNS topics.

    5. (Optional) For Firehose, Amazon SQS, HTTP/S endpoints, you can also enable raw message delivery. For more information, see Amazon SNS raw message delivery.

    6. (Optional) To configure a filter policy, expand the Subscription filter policy section. For more information, see Amazon SNS subscription filter policies.

    7. (Optional) To enable payload-based filtering, configure Filter Policy Scope to MessageBody. For more information, see Amazon SNS subscription filter policy scope.

    8. (Optional) To configure a dead-letter queue for the subscription, expand the Redrive policy (dead-letter queue) section. For more information, see Amazon SNS dead-letter queues (DLQs).

    9. Choose Create subscription.

      The console creates the subscription and opens the subscription's Details page.