Amazon SQS Webhook


AWS SQS webhook sends messages to an Amazon SQS queue upon window status events.

Webhook Settings

Setting Description
Region The Amazon SQS Region.
Access Key Id Access Key Id
Secret Access Key Secret Access Key
Queue Path The path of the receiving queue.
Queue Type The type of the receiving queue.
Message Group Id Optional tag that associates the messages with a specific message group.
Message Default message text.

Queue Types

Setting Description
Standard The Standard queue offers maximum throughput, best-effort ordering, and at-least-once delivery.
FIFO The FIFO (first-in-first-out) queue guarantees that messages are processed exactly once, in the order that they are received, with reduced throughput.


Each window status event can produce only one AWS SQS message.

The message is submitted to the specified AWS SQS endpoint using the POST method with application/x-www-form-urlencoded content type. The request includes additional AWS headers (Authorization, X-Amz-Date) and is signed with AWS Signature Version 4.

The default message template uses the JSON format and includes all fields, including entity and metric metadata.


The response status code and response content is recorded in atsd.log if the Log Response setting is enabled.

Configure AWS SQS Webhook

  • Open the Alerts > Outgoing Webhooks page.

  • Click Create and select the AWS-SQS type.

  • Fill out the Name, Region, Access Key Id, and Secret Access Key fields.

  • Enter the Queue Path.

  • Click Test.

  • If tests are passing OK, check Enable, click Save.

To test the actual payload, create a sample rule, and enable the AWS-SQS webhook on the Webhooks tab.