CreatePlatformApplication - Amazon Simple Notification Service
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Creates a platform application object for one of the supported push notification services, such as APNS and GCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging), to which devices and mobile apps may register. You must specify PlatformPrincipal and PlatformCredential attributes when using the CreatePlatformApplication action.

PlatformPrincipal and PlatformCredential are received from the notification service.

  • For ADM, PlatformPrincipal is client id and PlatformCredential is client secret.

  • For Baidu, PlatformPrincipal is API key and PlatformCredential is secret key.

  • For APNS and APNS_SANDBOX using certificate credentials, PlatformPrincipal is SSL certificate and PlatformCredential is private key.

  • For APNS and APNS_SANDBOX using token credentials, PlatformPrincipal is signing key ID and PlatformCredential is signing key.

  • For GCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging), there is no PlatformPrincipal and the PlatformCredential is API key.

  • For MPNS, PlatformPrincipal is TLS certificate and PlatformCredential is private key.

  • For WNS, PlatformPrincipal is Package Security Identifier and PlatformCredential is secret key.

You can use the returned PlatformApplicationArn as an attribute for the CreatePlatformEndpoint action.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

Attributes.entry.N.key (key)
Attributes.entry.N.value (value)

For a list of attributes, see SetPlatformApplicationAttributes.

Type: String to string map

Required: Yes


Application names must be made up of only uppercase and lowercase ASCII letters, numbers, underscores, hyphens, and periods, and must be between 1 and 256 characters long.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The following platforms are supported: ADM (Amazon Device Messaging), APNS (Apple Push Notification Service), APNS_SANDBOX, and GCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging).

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


PlatformApplicationArn is returned.

Type: String


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


Indicates that the user has been denied access to the requested resource.

HTTP Status Code: 403


Indicates an internal service error.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Indicates that a request parameter does not comply with the associated constraints.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The structure of AUTHPARAMS depends on the signature of the API request. For more information, see Examples of the complete Signature Version 4 signing process (Python) in the Amazon General Reference.


This example illustrates one usage of CreatePlatformApplication.

Sample Request &Name=gcmpushapp &Platform=GCM &Attributes.entry.1.key=PlatformCredential &Attributes.entry.1.value=AIzaSyClE2lcV2zEKTLYYo645zfk2jhQPFeyxDo &Attributes.entry.2.key=PlatformPrincipal &Attributes.entry.2.value=There+is+no+principal+for+GCM &Version=2010-03-31 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreatePlatformApplicationResponse xmlns=""> <CreatePlatformApplicationResult> <PlatformApplicationArn>arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:123456789012:app/GCM/gcmpushapp</PlatformApplicationArn> </CreatePlatformApplicationResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>b6f0e78b-e9d4-5a0e-b973-adc04e8a4ff9</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CreatePlatformApplicationResponse>

See Also

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