1. Setup SNS Subscription

In this step, we will be creating an Amazon SNS topic that will be used to send out notifications such as Email or SMS related to AWS Abuse reports.

  1. From the AWS Management Console, navigate to the N. Virginia (us-east-1) region.

  2. Navigate to the SNS console by clicking on the Find Services search bar, typing SNS in the search bar, and pressing Enter.

    Open SNS console

  3. Click on Topics and select Create topic.

  4. Enter a Topic name. Example: aws_health_abuse_report_sns_reinvent

  5. Enter a Display name. Example: abuse_sns

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Create topic.

  7. Write down your SNS topic ARN as displayed in the Details panel. You will need this ARN for later steps.

    SNS Details Panel

  8. On the Subscriptions tab, click on Create subscription.

    Amazon SNS can send SMS message to the countries listed here. If you have an unsupported number or you don’t want to use SMS you can create an email subscription.

  9. Click on the Protocol drop-down and select SMS. You can select other protocols, such as HTTPS, and setup webhooks to forward Abuse notifications to systems used within your organization such as Slack, Jira, PagerDuty, etc.

  10. Enter a mobile number where you would like to receive SMSes about AWS Health Abuse events. Example: 1-206-555-0100

  11. Click on Create subscription.