Process Amazon SNS notifications with AWS Lambda


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How to process SNS notifications with AWS Lambda

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) lets you send messages to email recipients, webhooks, or mobile devices via SMS or push notifications.

With Amazon SNS, you can deliver an unlimited number of notifications without worrying about scaling up. Additionally, you can process every message with AWS Lambda to implement any custom integration with your AWS resources or 3rd-party services.

In this Lab, we will learn how to process each SNS notification with a Lambda Function. As a simple example, we will use Python to log custom metrics to CloudWatch based on the message payload.


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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console

Your first step to start the Lab experience

SNS topics and messages overview

Learn how to interact with SNS topics and messages.

Create a new SNS Topic

Create a new SNS Topic and learn how to publish messages.

Implement a Lambda Function to process SNS messages

AWS Lambda implementation of the processing logic.

Test the SNS Trigger

Publish a new SNS message and verify the trigger output.