Amazon IoT rule actions - Amazon IoT Core
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Amazon IoT rule actions

Amazon IoT rule actions specify what to do when a rule is invoked. You can define actions to send data to an Amazon DynamoDB database, send data to Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, invoke an Amazon Lambda function, and so on. Amazon IoT supports the following actions in Amazon Web Services Regions where the action's service is available.

Rule action Description Name in API
Apache Kafka Sends a message to an Apache Kafka cluster. kafka
CloudWatch alarms Changes the state of an Amazon CloudWatch alarm. cloudwatchAlarm
CloudWatch Logs Sends a message to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. cloudwatchLogs
CloudWatch metrics Sends a message to a CloudWatch metric. cloudwatchMetric
DynamoDB Sends a message to a DynamoDB table. dynamoDB
DynamoDBv2 Sends message data to multiple columns in a DynamoDB table. dynamoDBv2
Elasticsearch Sends a message to an OpenSearch endpoint. OpenSearch
HTTP Posts a message to an HTTPS endpoint. http
IoT Analytics Sends a message to an Amazon IoT Analytics channel. iotAnalytics
Amazon IoT Events Sends a message to an Amazon IoT Events input. iotEvents
Amazon IoT SiteWise Sends message data to Amazon IoT SiteWise asset properties. iotSiteWise
Firehose Sends a message to a Firehose delivery stream. firehose
Kinesis Data Streams Sends a message to a Kinesis data stream. kinesis
Lambda Invokes a Lambda function with message data as input. lambda
Location Sends location data to Amazon Location Service. location
OpenSearch Sends a message to an Amazon OpenSearch Service endpoint. OpenSearch
Republish Republishes a message to another MQTT topic. republish
S3 Stores a message in an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. s3
Salesforce IoT Sends a message to a Salesforce IoT input stream. salesforce
SNS Publishes a message as an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) push notification. sns
SQS Sends a message to an Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) queue. sqs
Step Functions Starts an Amazon Step Functions state machine. stepFunctions
Timestream Sends a message to an Amazon Timestream database table. timestream
  • Define the rule in the same Amazon Web Services Region as another service's resource so that the rule action can interact with that resource.

  • The Amazon IoT rules engine might make multiple attempts to perform an action if intermittent errors occur. If all attempts fail, the message is discarded and the error is available in your CloudWatch Logs. You can specify an error action for each rule that is invoked after a failure occurs. For more information, see Error handling (error action).

  • Some rule actions activate actions in services that integrate with Amazon Key Management Service (Amazon KMS) to support data encryption at rest. If you use a customer-managed Amazon KMS key (KMS key) to encrypt data at rest, the service must have permission to use the KMS key on the caller's behalf. To learn how to manage permissions for your customer managed KMS key, see the data encryption topics in the appropriate service guide. For more information about customer managed KMS keys, see Amazon Key Management Service concepts in the Amazon Key Management Service Developer Guide.