AL2 release notifications - Amazon Linux 2
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AL2 release notifications

To be notified when new Amazon Linux AMIs are released, you can subscribe using Amazon SNS.

For information about subscribing to notifications for AL2023, see Receiving notifications on new updates in the AL2023 User Guide.

Note

Standard support for AL1 ended on December 31, 2020. The AL1 maintenance support phase ended December 31, 2023. For more information about the AL1 EOL and maintenance support, see the blog post Update on Amazon Linux AMI end-of-life.

To subscribe to Amazon Linux notifications
  1. Open the Amazon SNS console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/sns/v3/home.

  2. In the navigation bar, change the Region to US East (N. Virginia), if necessary. You must select the Region in which the SNS notification that you are subscribing to was created.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Subscriptions, Create subscription.

  4. For the Create subscription dialog box, do the following:

    1. [AL2] For Topic ARN, copy and paste the following Amazon Resource Name (ARN): arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:137112412989:amazon-linux-2-ami-updates.

    2. [Amazon Linux] For Topic ARN, copy and paste the following Amazon Resource Name (ARN): arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:137112412989:amazon-linux-ami-updates.

    3. For Protocol, choose Email.

    4. For Endpoint, enter an email address that you can use to receive the notifications.

    5. Choose Create subscription.

  5. You receive a confirmation email with the subject line "Amazon Notification - Subscription Confirmation". Open the email and choose Confirm subscription to complete your subscription.

Whenever AMIs are released, we send notifications to the subscribers of the corresponding topic. To stop receiving these notifications, use the following procedure to unsubscribe.

To unsubscribe from Amazon Linux notifications
  1. Open the Amazon SNS console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/sns/v3/home.

  2. In the navigation bar, change the Region to US East (N. Virginia), if necessary. You must use the Region in which the SNS notification was created.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Subscriptions, select the subscription, and choose Actions, Delete subscriptions.

  4. When prompted for confirmation, choose Delete.

Amazon Linux AMI SNS message format

The schema for the SNS message is as follows.

{ "description": "Validates output from AMI Release SNS message", "type": "object", "properties": { "v1": { "type": "object", "properties": { "ReleaseVersion": { "description": "Major release (ex. 2018.03)", "type": "string" }, "ImageVersion": { "description": "Full release (ex. 2018.03.0.20180412)", "type": "string" }, "ReleaseNotes": { "description": "Human-readable string with extra information", "type": "string" }, "Regions": { "type": "object", "description": "Each key will be a region name (ex. us-east-1)", "additionalProperties": { "type": "array", "items": { "type": "object", "properties": { "Name": { "description": "AMI Name (ex. amzn-ami-hvm-2018.03.0.20180412-x86_64-gp2)", "type": "string" }, "ImageId": { "description": "AMI Name (ex.ami-467ca739)", "type": "string" } }, "required": [ "Name", "ImageId" ] } } } }, "required": [ "ReleaseVersion", "ImageVersion", "ReleaseNotes", "Regions" ] } }, "required": [ "v1" ] }