Event Target for AWS Kinesis

This event Target receives CloudEvents over HTTP and publishes the event to AWS Kinesis.


  1. AWS API key and secret

  2. ARN for the Kinesis stream

  3. A Kinesis partition name to publish the event to

Consult the Secrets guide for more information about how to add the AWS API specific secrets.

Deploying an Instance of the Target

Open the Bridge creation screen and add a Target of type AWS Kinesis.

Adding a Kinesis Target

In the Target creation form, provide a name for the event Target, and add the following information:

  • AWS Secret: Reference a TriggerMesh secret containing an AWS API key and Secret as discussed in the prerequisites
  • AWS ARN: The ARN that points to the AWS Kinesis stream
  • Partition: The Kinesis partition to publish the events to

There is an optional toggle flag indicating if the full CloudEvent should be sent to Kinesis. By default, this is disabled which means the event payload will be sent only.

AWS Kinesis Target form

After clicking the Save button, the console will self-navigate to the Bridge editor. Proceed by adding the remaining components to the Bridge.

Bridge overview

After submitting the bridge, and allowing some configuration time, a green check mark on the main Bridges page indicates that the bridge with the AWS Kinesis Target was successfully created.

Bridge status

For more information about using AWS Kinesis, please refer to the AWS documentation.

Event Types

The AWS Kinesis Target leaves the CloudEvent type definition to the discretion of the implementer given the flexible nature of Kinesis.

However, the response CloudEvent would have the following payload:

Name Value Description
ce-type io.triggermesh.targets.aws.kinesis.result Denotes a response payload from Kinesis
ce-source arn:aws:kinesis:... The Kinesis ARN value as configured by the target
body JSON A JSON response from the Target invocation