CreatePlatformEndpoint - Amazon Simple Notification Service
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Creates an endpoint for a device and mobile app on one of the supported push notification services, such as GCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) and APNS. CreatePlatformEndpoint requires the PlatformApplicationArn that is returned from CreatePlatformApplication. You can use the returned EndpointArn to send a message to a mobile app or by the Subscribe action for subscription to a topic. The CreatePlatformEndpoint action is idempotent, so if the requester already owns an endpoint with the same device token and attributes, that endpoint's ARN is returned without creating a new endpoint. For more information, see Using Amazon SNS Mobile Push Notifications.

When using CreatePlatformEndpoint with Baidu, two attributes must be provided: ChannelId and UserId. The token field must also contain the ChannelId. For more information, see Creating an Amazon SNS Endpoint for Baidu.

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 SetEndpointAttributes.

Type: String to string map

Required: No


Arbitrary user data to associate with the endpoint. Amazon SNS does not use this data. The data must be in UTF-8 format and less than 2KB.

Type: String

Required: No


PlatformApplicationArn returned from CreatePlatformApplication is used to create a an endpoint.

Type: String

Required: Yes


Unique identifier created by the notification service for an app on a device. The specific name for Token will vary, depending on which notification service is being used. For example, when using APNS as the notification service, you need the device token. Alternatively, when using GCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) or ADM, the device token equivalent is called the registration ID.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


EndpointArn returned from CreateEndpoint action.

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


Indicates that the requested resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


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 CreatePlatformEndpoint.

Sample Request &PlatformApplicationArn=arn%3Aaws%3Asns%3Aus-west-2%3A123456789012%3Aapp%2FGCM%2Fgcmpushapp &Token=APA91bGi7fFachkC1xjlqT66VYEucGHochmf1VQAr9k...jsM0PKPxKhddCzx6paEsyay9Zn3D4wNUJb8m6HZrBEXAMPLE &CustomUserData=UserId%3D27576823 &Version=2010-03-31 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreatePlatformEndpointResponse xmlns=""> <CreatePlatformEndpointResult> <EndpointArn>arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:123456789012:endpoint/GCM/gcmpushapp/5e3e9847-3183-3f18-a7e8-671c3a57d4b3</EndpointArn> </CreatePlatformEndpointResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>6613341d-3e15-53f7-bf3c-7e56994ba278</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CreatePlatformEndpointResponse>

See Also

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