aws-events-rule-sns - AWS Solutions Constructs


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Note: This construct has been deprecated and is superseded by the aws-eventbridge-sns construct.

Note: To ensure proper functionality, the AWS Solutions Constructs packages and AWS CDK packages in your project must be the same version.

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This pattern implements an Amazon CloudWatch Events rule connected to an Amazon SNS topic.

Here is a minimal deployable pattern definition:

import { Duration } from '@aws-cdk/core'; import * as events from '@aws-cdk/aws-events'; import * as iam from '@aws-cdk/aws-iam'; import { EventsRuleToSnsProps, EventsRuleToSns } from "@aws-solutions-constructs/aws-events-rule-sns"; const props: EventsRuleToSnsProps = { eventRuleProps: { schedule: events.Schedule.rate(Duration.minutes(5)), } }; const constructStack = new EventsRuleToSns(this, 'test-construct', props); // Grant yourself permissions to use the Customer Managed KMS Key const policyStatement = new iam.PolicyStatement({ actions: ["kms:Encrypt", "kms:Decrypt"], effect: iam.Effect.ALLOW, principals: [ new iam.AccountRootPrincipal() ], resources: [ "*" ] }); constructStack.encryptionKey?.addToResourcePolicy(policyStatement);


new EventsRuleToSNS(scope: Construct, id: string, props: EventsRuleToSNSProps);


Pattern Construct Props

Name Type Description
eventRuleProps events.RuleProps User-provided properties to override the default properties for the CloudWatch Events rule.
existingTopicObj? sns.Topic Existing instance of SNS Topic object, providing both this and topicProps will cause an error.
topicProps? sns.TopicProps Optional user-provided properties to override the default properties for the SNS topic. Ignored if an existingTopicObj is provided.
existingEventBusInterface? events.IEventBus Optional user-provided custom EventBus for construct to use. Providing both this and eventBusProps results an error.
eventBusProps? events.EventBusProps Optional user-provided properties to override the default properties when creating a custom EventBus. Setting this value to {} will create a custom EventBus using all default properties. If neither this nor existingEventBusInterface is provided the construct will use the default EventBus. Providing both this and existingEventBusInterface results in an error.
enableEncryptionWithCustomerManagedKey? boolean Whether to use a customer-managed encryption key, either managed by this CDK app or imported. If importing an encryption key, it must be specified in the encryptionKey property for this construct.
encryptionKey? kms.Key An optional, existing encryption key to be used instead of the default encryption key.
encryptionKeyProps? kms.KeyProps Optional user-provided properties to override the default properties for the encryption key.

Pattern Properties

Name Type Description
eventBus? events.IEventBus Returns an instance of the Event bus created by the pattern.
eventsRule events.Rule Returns an instance of the Events rule created by the pattern.
snsTopic sns.Topic Returns an instance of the SNS topic created by the pattern.
encryptionKey kms.Key Returns an instance of the encryption key created by the pattern.

Default settings

Out-of-the-box implementation of this pattern without any overrides will set the following defaults:

Amazon CloudWatch Events rule

  • Grant least privilege permissions to CloudWatch Events to publish to the SNS topic.

Amazon SNS topic

  • Configure least privilege access permissions for SNS topic.

  • Enable server-side encryption for SNS topic using customer-managed AWS KMS key.

  • Enforce encryption of data in transit.



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