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AmazonSQS Inbound Endpoint Example

The AmazonSQS Inbound Endpoint allows you to connect to Amazon and consume messages form an Amazon SQS queue. The messages are then injected into the mediation engine for further processing and mediation.

What you'll build

This scenario demonstrates how the AmazonSQS inbound endpoint works as a message consumer. In this scenario, you should have a connectivity with Amazon AWS account. Please follow the steps mentioned in the Setting up the Amazon Lambda Environment document in order to create an Amazon account and obtain access key id and secret access key.

The Amazon SQS queue will receive messages from a third party system, while the integration runtime will keep listening to the messages from that queue. First you need to create a Queue inside the Simple Queue Service and send a message to the created Queue. The WSO2 AmazonSQS Inbound Endpoint will receive the message and notify. If you are extending this sample scenario, you can perform any kind of mediation using the mediators.

The Simple Queue Service will receive messages from the outside, while the AmazonSQS inbound endpoint will consume messages based on the updates.

Set up the integration project

Follow the steps in the create integration project guide to set up the integration project.

  1. Select the Micro Integrator VS Code Extension and click on + in Inbound Endpoints to create a new inbound endpoint. Select the creation Type as custom.

Creating inbound endpoint

  1. In the form, set the class name to org.wso2.carbon.inbound.amazonsqs.AmazonSQSPollingConsumer under the Basic section.

  2. Navigate to the source view and update it with the following configuration as required.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<inboundEndpoint xmlns=""   
        <parameter name="sequential">true</parameter>
        <parameter name="interval">2000</parameter>
        <parameter name="coordination">true</parameter>
        <parameter name="waitTime">19</parameter>
        <parameter name="maxNoOfMessage">10</parameter>
        <parameter name="destination"></parameter>
        <parameter name="accessKey">AKIAY4QELOL7GF35XBW5</parameter>
        <parameter name="secretKey">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</parameter>
        <parameter name="attributeNames">attributeName1,contentType</parameter>
        <parameter name="contentType">application/json</parameter>
        <parameter name="class">org.wso2.carbon.inbound.amazonsqs.AmazonSQSPollingConsumer</parameter>
        <parameter name="inbound.behavior">polling</parameter>
Sequence to process the message

In this example, for simplicity we will just log the message, but in a real world use case, this can be any type of message mediation.


To configure the secretKey and accessKey parameter value, please use the Setting up the Amazon Lambda Environment documentation.

  • secretKey : The secret key used to sign requests.
  • accessKey : The access key that corresponds to the secret key that you used to sign the request.
  • destination : URL of the Amazon SQS Queue from which you want to consume messages.

Export integration logic

In order to export the project, refer to the build and export the composite application guide.


Navigate to the connector store and search for AmazonSQS Connector. Click on AmazonSQS Inbound Endpoint and download the .jar file by clicking on Download Inbound Endpoint.

Note: Copy this .jar file into /dropins folder.

In order to deploy and run the project, refer the build and run guide.


Please log in to the Amazon Simple Queue Service-> created Queue. Select the Queue and right click-> Send a Message-> enter Message, or you can even use AmazonSQS Connector Example we have implemented before.

Sample Message

{"Message":"Test Amazon SQS Service"}
AmazonSQS Inbound Endpoint will consume message from the Simple Queue Service.

Expected response

You will see following message in the server log file (found at /repository/logs/wso2carbon.log).

[2020-05-22 12:28:03,799]  INFO {org.apache.synapse.mediators.builtin.LogMediator} - To: , MessageID: urn:uuid:CB783799949CD049281590130683750, Direction: request, Payload: {"Message":"Test Amazon SQS Service"}