Serverless Framework Docs

#SNS

In the following example we create a new SNS topic with the name dispatch which is bound to the dispatcher function. The function will be called every time a message is sent to the dispatch topic.

functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.dispatch
    events:
      - sns: dispatch

You're also able to add the same SNS topic to multiple functions:

functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.dispatch
    events:
      - sns: dispatch
  dispatcher2:
    handler: dispatcher2.dispatch
    events:
      - sns: dispatch

This will run both functions for a message sent to the dispatch topic.

#Using a pre-existing topic

If an arn: is specified, the framework will give permission to the topic to invoke the function and subscribe the function to the topic.

functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.dispatch
    events:
      - sns: arn:xxx
functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.dispatch
    events:
      - sns:
          arn: arn:xxx

Or with intrinsic CloudFormation function like Fn::Join, Fn::GetAtt, or Fn::Ref (or their shorthand counterparts). Note: The arn can be in a different region to enable cross region invocation

functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.dispatch
    events:
      - sns:
          arn:
            Fn::Join:
              - ':'
              - - 'arn:aws:sns'
                - Ref: 'AWS::Region'
                - Ref: 'AWS::AccountId'
                - 'MyCustomTopic'
          topicName: MyCustomTopic

If your SNS topic doesn't yet exist but is defined in the serverless.yml file you're editing, you'll need to use Fn::Ref or !Ref to get the ARN. Do not build a string as in the above example!

functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.dispatch
    events:
      - sns:
          arn: !Ref SuperTopic
          topicName: MyCustomTopic

resources:
  Resources:
    SuperTopic:
      Type: AWS::SNS::Topic
      Properties:
        TopicName: MyCustomTopic

Note: If an arn string is specified but not a topicName, the last substring starting with : will be extracted as the topicName. If an arn object is specified, topicName must be specified as a string, used only to name the underlying Cloudformation mapping resources. You can take advantage of this behavior when subscribing to multiple topics with the same name in different regions/accounts to avoid collisions between Cloudformation resource names.

functions:
  hello:
    handler: handler.run
    events:
      - sns:
          arn: arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:00000000000:topicname
          topicName: topicname-account-1-us-east-1
      - sns:
          arn: arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:11111111111:topicname
          topicName: topicname-account-2-us-east-1

#Setting a display name

This event definition ensures that the aggregator function gets called every time a message is sent to the aggregate topic. Data aggregation pipeline will be shown in the AWS console so that the user can understand what the SNS topic is used for.

functions:
  aggregator:
    handler: aggregator.handler
    events:
      - sns:
          topicName: aggregate
          displayName: Data aggregation pipeline

#Setting a filter policy

This event definition creates an SNS topic which subscription uses a filter policy. The filter policy filters out messages that don't have attribute key pet with value dog or cat.

functions:
  pets:
    handler: pets.handler
    events:
      - sns:
          topicName: pets
          filterPolicy:
            pet:
              - dog
              - cat

#Setting a redrive policy

This event definition creates an SNS topic that sends messages to a Dead Letter Queue (defined by its ARN) when the associated lambda is not available. In this example, messages that aren't delivered to the dispatcher Lambda (because the lambda service is down or irresponsive) will end in myDLQ.

functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.handler
    events:
      - sns:
          topicName: dispatcher
          redrivePolicy:
            deadLetterTargetArn: arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:11111111111:myDLQ

To define the Dead Letter Queue, you can alternatively use the the resource name with deadLetterTargetRef

functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.handler
    events:
      - sns:
          topicName: dispatcher
          redrivePolicy:
            deadLetterTargetRef: myDLQ

resources:
  Resources:
    myDLQ:
      Type: AWS::SQS::Queue
      Properties:
        QueueName: myDLQ

Or if you want to use values from other stacks, you can also use deadLetterTargetImport to define the DLQ url and arn with exported values

functions:
  dispatcher:
    handler: dispatcher.handler
    events:
      - sns:
          topicName: dispatcher
          redrivePolicy:
            deadLetterTargetImport:
              arn: MyShared-DLQArn
              url: MyShared-DLQUrl

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