Amazon SQS Message


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Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications.

This Universal Extension provides the capability to send an AWS SQS message towards an existing queue.

Version Information

Template NameExtension NameExtension Version
Amazon SQS Messageue-aws-sqs-message1.1.1

Refer to Changelog for version history information.

Software Requirements

This integration requires a Universal Agent and a Python runtime to execute the Universal Task.

Software Requirements for Universal Template and Universal Task

  • Requires Python 3.7.0 or higher. Tested with the Universal Agent bundled Python distribution.

Software Requirements Universal Agent

  • Both Windows and Linux agents are supported:

    • Universal Agent for Windows x64 Version and later.

    • Universal Agent for Linux Version and later.

Software Requirements Universal Controller

  • Universal Controller Version and later.

Network and Connectivity Requirements

Extension's Universal Agent host should be able to reach AWS SQS Queue Message REST endpoints. The AWS Credentials provided in the Amazon SQS Queue Message Universal Task, should have sufficient permissions on AWS to send messages.

Key Features

  • Actions
    • Send an AWS SQS message towards a Standard or a FIFO queue.
  • Authentication
    • AWS Credentials.
    • IAM Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) strategy.
  • Input/Output
    • Capability to Print the JSON Response .
  • Other
    • Communication through Proxy with use of HTTP or HTTPS.

Import Universal Template

To use the Universal Template, you first must perform the following steps.

  1. This Universal Task requires the Resolvable Credentials feature. Check that the Resolvable Credentials Permitted system property has been set to true.

  2. To import the Universal Template into your Controller, follow the instructions here.

  3. When the files have been imported successfully, refresh the Universal Templates list; the Universal Template will appear on the list.

Configure Universal Task

For a new Universal Task, create a new task, and enter the required input fields.

Input Fields

The input fields for this Universal Extension are described in the following table.


Input Type

Default Value





Send Message


The action performed upon the task execution.

AWS Region

Optional since version 1.1.0




Region for the Amazon Web Service.

Find more information about the AWS Service endpoints and quotas here.

When AWS Region is not populated as part of the task definition, during task execution the integration will look for AWS Region on the task execution environment. Refer to configuration options for more information.

AWS Credentials

Optional since version 1.1.0




The Credentials definition should be as follows.

  • AWS Access Key ID as "Runtime User".
  • AWS Secret Access Key as "Runtime Password".

When AWS Credentials are not populated as part of the task definition, during task execution the integration will look for AWS Credentials on the task execution environment. Refer to configuration options for more information.

Queue Name



Dynamic Choice

Dynamic fetched list of queue names.

The user can select the required queue name from a drop-down list.

Queue Name Prefix




A prefix to use for filtering the Queue Names list results.

Only those queues whose name begins with the specified string are returned.

Queue Names are case-sensitive.

Role Based Access




Special type of authorization is provided by Role Assumption where the client sends his own credentials and the role he wants to assume from another user.

If allowed, the client receives temporary credentials with limited time access to some resources.

Role ARN




Role Arn: Amazon Role, which is applied for the connection.

Role ARN format: Example RoleArn: arn:aws:iam::119322085622:role.

Required when Role Based Access="True".

Message Body Source




Type of message to be sent.

Available options are:

  • Raw

  • Script

Message Attributes




The message attributes to send alongside the message body. Each message attribute consists of a Name, Type, and Value. It should be in JSON format and can have up to 10 attributes.

Example of Attribute Script with 2 Attributes:

 "CustomerFirstname": {
  "DataType": "String",
  "StringValue": "John"
 "CustomerLastname": {
  "DataType": "String",
  "StringValue": "Doe"

Message Body



Large Text

The message to send to queue.

A message can include only XML, JSON, and unformatted text.

The following Unicode characters are allowed:

#x9, #xA, #xD, #x20 to #xD7FF, #xE000 to #xFFFD, #x10000 to #x10FFFF

Any characters not included in this list will be rejected.

For more information, see the W3C specification for characters.

Required when Message Body Source is configured for "Raw"

Message Body Script




The message to send to queue. The minimum message size is 1 byte (1 character).

The maximum is 262,144 bytes (256 KB).

Required when Message Body Source is configured for "Script".

Is Queue Fifo




Flag to configure whether the message will be sent to a FIFO Queue.

It should be enabled, if the message will be sent to a FIFO Queue.

Delay Seconds




The length of time, in seconds, for which to delay a specific message. Messages with a positive value become available for processing after the delay period is finished.

Valid values from 0 to 900.

Used when Is Queue Fifo is disabled.

Message Deduplication ID




Specifies ID for deduplication of sent messages. If a Message Deduplication ID is not provided and the queue doesn't have Content Based Deduplication set on Queue, an error will be raised.

Maximum Length is 128 characters.

Used when Is Queue Fifo is enabled.

Message Group ID




Group ID that specifies that a message belongs to a specific message group.

Maximum Length is 128 characters.

Required when Is Queue Fifo is enabled.

Use Proxy




Flag to configure whether Proxy should be used in communication.

Proxy Type




Type of proxy connection to be used.

Available options are the following.

  • HTTP


  • HTTPS With Credentials

Visible only when Use Proxy = "True".





Comma separated list of Proxy servers. Valid formats are the following.
http://proxyip:port or http://proxyip:port,https://proxyip:port.

Required when Use Proxy is checked.

Proxy CA Bundle File




The path to a custom certificate bundle to use when establishing SSL/TLS connections with proxy.

Used when Proxy Type is configured for "HTTPS" or "HTTPS With Credentials".

Proxy Credentials




Credentials to be used for the proxy communication.

The credential definition should be as follows.

  • Proxy Username as "Runtime User".

  • Proxy Password as "Runtime Password".

Required when Proxy Type is configured for "HTTPS With Credentials".

Task Examples

Send Message to Standard Queue

Example of Universal Task for sending a message towards a standard queue with minimum parameters.

Send Message to FIFO Queue with all optional input arguments

Example of Universal Task for sending a message via script towards a FIFO queue, with all optional input argument.

Send Message with Environment Variables as Region

Example of Universal Task for sending a message to StandardQueue providing no AWS Credentials in task definition and providing AWS Region as Environment Variable, leaving the respective input fields empty. AWS Credentials are expected in this case to be configured on the task execution environment. Please refer to AWS Credentials input field for more information.

Task Output

Exit Codes

The exit codes for this Universal Extension are described below.

Exit Code

Status Classification Code

Status Classification Description

Status Description



Successful Execution

SUCCESS: Successful Task execution



Failed Execution

FAIL: < Error Description >



Insufficient Permissions

AUTHORIZATION_ERROR: The authorization credentials provided for the request are invalid.



Bad connection data or connection timed out

CONNECTION_ERROR: < Error Description >



Bad input fields validation

DATA_VALIDATION_ERROR: Some of the input fields cannot be validated. See STDERR for more details.

Extension Output

Upon Task's successful completion, the extension always produces an Extension Output.

This Universal Extension sends a message towards a Standard or FIFO queue. When the message is sent successfully, related information is published as Extension Output.

Attribute changed is populated as follows.

  • true in case the message was sent successfully.

An example of the Extension Output for a successful triggering job is presented below.

MD5OfMessageBodystringMD5 digest of the non-URL-encoded message body string.
MD5OfMessageAttributesstringMD5 digest of the non-URL-encoded message attribute string.
MessageIdstringAttribute containing the MessageId of the message sent to the queue.
SequenceNumberstringNon-consecutive number that Amazon SQS assigns to each message of FIFO queues.
ResponseMetadatajsonResponse Metadata of the REST API.

The following is an example of Extension Output for this Universal Extension.

    "exit_code": 0,
    "status_description": "SUCCESS: Task executed successfully.",
    "changed": true,
    "invocation": {
        "extension": "ue-aws-sqs-message",
        "version": "1.1.0" ,
        "fields": {
            "action": "Send Message",
            "credentials_user": "AWSUSER123456789ABCDE",
            "credentials_password": "********",
            "region": "us-east-2",
            "queue_name": "StandardQueue",
            "queue_name_prefix": "",
            "role_based_access": true,
            "role_arn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789:role/arn_test",
            "message_body_source": "raw",
            "message_body": "This is a SQS Message",
            "message_body_script": null,
            "message_attributes": {
                "CustomerFirstname": {
                    "DataType": "String",
                    "StringValue": "John"
                "CustomerLastname": {
                    "DataType": "String",
                    "StringValue": "Doe"
            "is_queue_fifo": false,
            "message_deduplication_id": null,
            "message_group_id": null,
            "delay_seconds": 0,
            "use_proxy": false,
            "proxy_type": null,
            "proxy_credentials_user": null,
            "proxy_credentials_password": null,
            "proxy": "",
            "proxy_ca_bundle_file": null
    "result": {
        "MD5OfMessageBody": "c6d58fdf00486074745c40334ab44780",
        "MD5OfMessageAttributes": null,
        "MessageId": "f65bc887-0376-42c3-b354-85749c6d1449",
        "SequenceNumber": null,
        "ResponseMetadata": {
            "RequestId": "3f579b52-6995-5c56-83dd-c14b19cbc99b",
            "HTTPStatusCode": 200,
            "HTTPHeaders": {
                "x-amzn-requestid": "3f579b52-6995-5c56-83dd-c14b19cbc99b",
                "date": "Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:06:06 GMT",
                "content-type": "text/xml",
                "content-length": "378"
            "RetryAttempts": 0

The result section, as displayed above, includes information of the dispatched SQS message, providing information about the message and response metadata.

Universal Controller provides Output Functions that can be used to resolve the JSON Extension Output for further use (for example, by a sibling task).


STDOUT and STDERR provide additional information to User. The populated content can be changed in future versions of this extension without notice. Backward compatibility is not guaranteed.

Document References

This document references the following documents:

Document LinkDescription
Universal TemplatesUser documentation for creating, working with and understanding Universal Templates and Integrations.
Universal TasksUser documentation for creating Universal Tasks in the Universal Controller user interface.
Amazon SQS MessageUser documentation for Amazon SQS.
IAM RBAC authorization modelUser Documentation for Comparing ABAC to the traditional RBAC model.


ue-aws-sqs-message-1.1.1 (2023-08-09)


  • Fixed: Field 'Proxy Type' raised a data validation error on Controller and later. (#33871)

ue-aws-sqs-message-1.1.0 (2022-06-30)


  • Added: Allow AWS Credentials and AWS Region as optional fields enabling their configuration on the task execution environment. (#28251)

ue-aws-sqs-message-1.0.0 (2022-02-11)

Initial Version