Posted On: Feb 14, 2023

Amazon GameLift can now publish events to Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topics that have server-side encryption (SSE) enabled, for additional protection of events that carry sensitive data. Amazon GameLift is a fully managed solution that allows you to manage and scale dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games. With this release, customers can now enable server-side encryption to receive player matchmaking and game session queue notifications from the GameLift service.  

Notifications can be used to monitor the status of game placement requests as well as player matchmaking events within GameLift. With this release, GameLift customers can increase security on any sensitive player data included in these notifications by publishing to an encrypted Amazon SNS topic. When you publish messages to encrypted topics, Amazon SNS immediately encrypts your messages. The encryption takes place on the server, using a 256-bit AES-GCM algorithm and an encryption key managed by the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). Amazon SNS encrypted topics work with both customer managed keys and AWS managed keys.

Amazon GameLift events on Amazon SNS encrypted topics are available in regions: US East (Ohio and N. Virginia), US West (N. California and Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Osaka, and Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris, and Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (São Paulo), AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and now available in 8 Local Zones in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, Denver, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.

To learn more about Amazon GameLift events and encryption, read the release notes. Review the below resources to setup event notifications in GameLift.