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Event Target for Amazon SQS

This event Target receives CloudEvents over HTTP and invokes an Amazon SQS endpoint.


  • AWS API key and secret
  • ARN for the SQS queue to invoke

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 Amazon SQS.

Adding an SQS 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 Amazon SQS queue.

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

Amazon SQS 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 for some configuration time, a green check mark on the main Bridges page indicates that the Bridge with the Amazon SQS Target was successfully created.

Bridge status

For more information about using AWS Simple Queue Service, please refer to the AWS documentation.

Event Types

The Amazon SQS event Target leaves the CloudEvent type definition to the discretion of the implementer given the flexible nature of Amazon SQS.

However, the response CloudEvent would have the following payload:

Name Value Description
ce-type Denotes a response payload from SQS
ce-source arn:aws:sqs:... The SQS ARN value as configured by the target
body JSON A JSON response from the Target invocation