Configuring Vault Notifications by Using the S3 Glacier Console - Amazon S3 Glacier
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Configuring Vault Notifications by Using the S3 Glacier Console

This section describes how to configure vault notifications by using the Amazon S3 Glacier console. When you configure notifications, you specify job-completion events that send a notification to an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic. In addition to configuring notifications for the vault, you can also specify a topic to publish notifications to when you initiate a job. If your vault is configured to send a notification for a specific event and you also configure notifications in the job-initiation request, then two notifications are sent.

To configure a vault notification
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the S3 Glacier console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Vaults.

  3. In the Vaults list, choose a vault.

  4. In the Notifications section, choose Edit.

  5. On the Event notifications page, choose Turn on notifications.

  6. In the Notifications section, choose one of the following Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) options, and then follow the corresponding steps:

    Amazon SNS options Action
    Create new SNS topic
    1. Choose Create new SNS topic.

    2. For Topic name, enter the name of the new topic.

      Topic names can be up to 256 characters. Alphanumeric characters, hyphens (-), and underscores (_) are allowed. Topic names must be unique within the account and Amazon Web Services Region.

    3. (Optional) If you want to subscribe to the topic by using SMS messages, enter a name for Display name.

      A display name can have up to 100 characters.

    Choose an existing SNS topic
    1. Choose Choose an existing SNS topic.

    2. Under Specify SNS topic, choose one of the following options:

      • Choose from your SNS topics

        An SNS topic dropdown list appears.

        Choose an existing topic from the dropdown list.

      • Enter SNS topic ARN

        An Amazon SNS topic ARN text box appears.

        Enter the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for your SNS topic. An SNS topic ARN has the following format:


        You can find the SNS topic ARN in the Amazon SNS console.

  7. Under Events, select one or both events that you want to send notifications:

    • To send a notification only when archive retrieval jobs are complete, select Archive Retrieval Job Complete.

    • To send a notification only when vault inventory jobs are complete, select Vault Inventory Retrieval Job Complete.