RegisterStreamConsumer - Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Service
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Registers a consumer with a Kinesis data stream. When you use this operation, the consumer you register can then call SubscribeToShard to receive data from the stream using enhanced fan-out, at a rate of up to 2 MiB per second for every shard you subscribe to. This rate is unaffected by the total number of consumers that read from the same stream.

You can register up to 20 consumers per stream. A given consumer can only be registered with one stream at a time.

For an example of how to use this operation, see Enhanced Fan-Out Using the Kinesis Data Streams API.

The use of this operation has a limit of five transactions per second per account. Also, only 5 consumers can be created simultaneously. In other words, you cannot have more than 5 consumers in a CREATING status at the same time. Registering a 6th consumer while there are 5 in a CREATING status results in a LimitExceededException.

Request Syntax

{ "ConsumerName": "string", "StreamARN": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


For a given Kinesis data stream, each consumer must have a unique name. However, consumer names don't have to be unique across data streams.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+

Required: Yes


The ARN of the Kinesis data stream that you want to register the consumer with. For more info, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and Amazon Service Namespaces.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 2048.

Pattern: arn:aws.*:kinesis:.*:\d{12}:stream/\S+

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "Consumer": { "ConsumerARN": "string", "ConsumerCreationTimestamp": number, "ConsumerName": "string", "ConsumerStatus": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


An object that represents the details of the consumer you registered. When you register a consumer, it gets an ARN that is generated by Kinesis Data Streams.

Type: Consumer object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


A specified parameter exceeds its restrictions, is not supported, or can't be used. For more information, see the returned message.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested resource exceeds the maximum number allowed, or the number of concurrent stream requests exceeds the maximum number allowed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The resource is not available for this operation. For successful operation, the resource must be in the ACTIVE state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested resource could not be found. The stream might not be specified correctly.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: