Viewing daily SMS usage reports - Amazon Simple Notification Service
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Viewing daily SMS usage reports

You can monitor your SMS deliveries by subscribing to daily usage reports from Amazon SNS. For each day that you send at least one SMS message, Amazon SNS delivers a usage report as a CSV file to the specified Amazon S3 bucket. It takes 24 hours for the SMS usage report to be available in the S3 bucket.

Daily usage report information

The usage report includes the following information for each SMS message that you send from your account.

Note that the report does not include messages that are sent to recipients who have opted out.

  • Time of publication for message (in UTC)

  • Message ID

  • Destination phone number

  • Message type

  • Delivery status

  • Message price (in USD)

  • Part number (a message is split into multiple parts if it is too long for a single message)

  • Total number of parts


If Amazon SNS did not receive the part number, we set its value to zero.

Subscribing to daily usage reports

To subscribe to daily usage reports, you must create an Amazon S3 bucket with the appropriate permissions.

To create an Amazon S3 bucket for your daily usage reports
  1. From the Amazon Web Services account that sends SMS messages, sign in to the Amazon S3 console.

  2. Choose Create Bucket.

  3. For Bucket Name, we recommend that you enter a name that is unique for your account and your organization. For example, use the pattern <my-bucket-prefix>-<account_id>-<org-id>.

    For information about conventions and restrictions for bucket names, see Rules for Bucket Naming in the Amazon Simple Storage Service User Guide.

  4. Choose Create.

  5. In the All Buckets table, choose the bucket.

  6. In the Permissions tab, choose Bucket policy.

  7. In the Bucket Policy Editor window, provide a policy that allows the Amazon SNS service principal to write to your bucket. For an example, see Example bucket policy.

    If you use the example policy, remember to replace my-s3-bucket with the bucket name that you chose in Step 3.

  8. Choose Save.

To subscribe to daily usage reports
  1. Sign in to the Amazon SNS console.

  2. On the navigation panel, choose Text messaging (SMS).

  3. On the Text messaging (SMS) page, in the Text messaging preferences section, choose Edit.

    Text messaging preferences section
  4. On the Edit text messaging preferences page, in the Details section, specify the Amazon S3 bucket name for usage reports.

    Details section of the Edit text messaging preferences page
  5. Choose Save changes.

Example bucket policy

The following policy allows the Amazon SNS service principal to perform the s3:PutObject, s3:GetBucketLocation, and s3:ListBucket actions.

Amazon provides tools for all services with service principals that have been given access to resources in your account. When the principal in an Amazon S3 bucket policy statement is an Amazon service principal, you can use the aws:SourceArn or aws:SourceAccount global condition keys to protect against the confused deputy problem. To limit which region and account from which the bucket can receive daily usage reports, use aws:SourceArn as shown in the example below. If you do not wish to limit which regions can generate these reports, use aws:SourceAccount to limit based on which account is generating the reports. If you don't know the ARN of the resource, use aws:SourceAccount.

Use the following example that includes confused deputy protection when you create an Amazon S3 bucket to receive daily SMS usage reports from Amazon SNS.

{ "Version": "2008-10-17", "Statement": [{ "Sid": "AllowPutObject", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "Service": "" }, "Action": "s3:PutObject", "Resource": "arn:aws-cn:s3:::my-s3-bucket/*", "Condition": { "StringEquals": { "aws:SourceAccount": "account_id" }, "ArnLike": { "aws:SourceArn": "arn:aws-cn:sns:region:account_id:*" } } }, { "Sid": "AllowGetBucketLocation", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "Service": "" }, "Action": "s3:GetBucketLocation", "Resource": "arn:aws-cn:s3:::my-s3-bucket", "Condition": { "StringEquals": { "aws:SourceAccount": "account_id" }, "ArnLike": { "aws:SourceArn": "arn:aws-cn:sns:region:account_id:*" } } }, { "Sid": "AllowListBucket", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "Service": "" }, "Action": "s3:ListBucket", "Resource": "arn:aws-cn:s3:::my-s3-bucket", "Condition": { "StringEquals": { "aws:SourceAccount": "account_id" }, "ArnLike": { "aws:SourceArn": "arn:aws-cn:sns:region:account_id:*" } } } ] }

You can publish usage reports to Amazon S3 buckets that are owned by the Amazon Web Services account that's specified in the Condition element in the Amazon S3 policy. To publish usage reports to an Amazon S3 bucket that another Amazon Web Services account owns, see How can I copy S3 objects from another Amazon Web Services account?.

Example daily usage report

After you subscribe to daily usage reports, each day, Amazon SNS puts a CSV file with usage data in the following location:


Each file can contain up to 50,000 records. If the records for a day exceed this quota, Amazon SNS will add multiple files.

The following shows an example report:

PublishTimeUTC,MessageId,DestinationPhoneNumber,MessageType,DeliveryStatus,PriceInUSD,PartNumber,TotalParts 2016-05-10T03:00:29.476Z,96a298ac-1458-4825-a7eb-7330e0720b72,1XXX5550100,Promotional,Message has been accepted by phone carrier,0.90084,0,1 2016-05-10T03:00:29.561Z,1e29d394-d7f4-4dc9-996e-26412032c344,1XXX5550100,Promotional,Message has been accepted by phone carrier,0.34322,0,1 2016-05-10T03:00:30.769Z,98ba941c-afc7-4c51-ba2c-56c6570a6c08,1XXX5550100,Transactional,Message has been accepted by phone carrier,0.27815,0,1