Internetwork traffic privacy - Amazon Simple Queue Service
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Internetwork traffic privacy

An Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) endpoint for Amazon SQS is a logical entity within a VPC that allows connectivity only to Amazon SQS. The VPC routes requests to Amazon SQS and routes responses back to the VPC. The following sections provide information about working with VPC endpoints and creating VPC endpoint policies.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud endpoints for Amazon SQS

If you use Amazon VPC to host your Amazon resources, you can establish a connection between your VPC and Amazon SQS. You can use this connection to send messages to your Amazon SQS queues without crossing the public internet.

Amazon VPC lets you launch Amazon resources in a custom virtual network. You can use a VPC to control your network settings, such as the IP address range, subnets, route tables, and network gateways. For more information about VPCs, see the Amazon VPC User Guide.

To connect your VPC to Amazon SQS, you must first define an interface VPC endpoint, which lets you connect your VPC to other Amazon services. The endpoint provides reliable, scalable connectivity to Amazon SQS without requiring an internet gateway, network address translation (NAT) instance, or VPN connection. For more information, see Tutorial: Sending a message to an Amazon SQS queue from Amazon Virtual Private Cloud and Example 5: Deny access if it isn't from a VPC endpoint in this guide and Interface VPC Endpoints (Amazon PrivateLink) in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

  • You can use Amazon Virtual Private Cloud only with HTTPS Amazon SQS endpoints.

  • When you configure Amazon SQS to send messages from Amazon VPC, you must enable private DNS and specify endpoints in the format

  • Private DNS doesn't support legacy endpoints such as or

Creating an Amazon VPC endpoint policy for Amazon SQS

You can create a policy for Amazon VPC endpoints for Amazon SQS in which you specify the following:

  • The principal that can perform actions.

  • The actions that can be performed.

  • The resources on which actions can be performed.

For more information, see Controlling Access to Services with VPC Endpoints in the Amazon VPC User Guide

The following example VPC endpoint policy specifies that the user MyUser is allowed to send messages to the Amazon SQS queue MyQueue.

{ "Statement": [{ "Action": ["sqs:SendMessage"], "Effect": "Allow", "Resource": "arn:aws:sqs:us-east-2:123456789012:MyQueue", "Principal": { "AWS": "arn:aws:iam:123456789012:user/MyUser" } }] }

The following are denied:

  • Other Amazon SQS API actions, such as sqs:CreateQueue and sqs:DeleteQueue.

  • Other users and rules which attempt to use this VPC endpoint.

  • MyUser sending messages to a different Amazon SQS queue.


The user can still use other Amazon SQS API actions from outside the VPC. For more information, see Example 5: Deny access if it isn't from a VPC endpoint.