How do I create an Android platform application for push messaging in Amazon SNS?

Last updated: 2019-04-17

I want to create a platform application in Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) to send push notification messages to Android devices. How do I do that, and what cloud messaging credentials do I need?

Short Description

To create your Android platform application in Amazon SNS, you need credentials from Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM). Be sure to add a project at the Firebase console website.

Note: Amazon SNS push notifications are not available in all AWS Regions.


Copy your FCM project's API key

  1. In the Firebase console, choose your project.
  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Settings (the gear icon), and then choose Project Settings.
  3. Choose Cloud Messaging.
  4. Under Project credentials, find the Server key. This your FCM project's API key. Copy it to your clipboard.

For more information, see Setting Up FCM/GCM for Push Notifications.

Create a platform application using Amazon SNS

  1. Open the Amazon SNS console.
  2. Open the left navigation menu, expand Mobile, and then choose Push notifications.
  3. On the Mobile push notifications page, next to Platform applications, choose Create platform application.
  4. On the Create platform application page, under Details, do the following:
    For Application name, enter a name for your application.
    For Push notification platform, choose Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM).
    Under Firebase Cloud Messaging Credentials, paste the API key that you copied earlier.
  5. (Optional) Set up event notifications and delivery status logging.
  6. Choose Create platform application.

After you create a platform application, there are a few more steps to complete to send push messages. For more information, see Using Amazon SNS Mobile Push.