Integrate Amazon SNS with BulkGate

Appy Pie Connect allows you to automate multiple workflows between Amazon SNS and BulkGate

  • No code
  • No Credit Card
  • Lightning Fast Setup
Heart

20 Million work hours saved

Award Winning App Integration Platform

About Amazon SNS

The Amazon SNS platform (SNS) is a web service that enables you to send an SMS or a text-enabled mobile push notification to targeted subscribers.

About BulkGate

BulkGate is a messaging platform that lets you engage with your consumers by SMS and other methods from anywhere in the world.

Want to explore Amazon SNS + BulkGate quick connects for faster integration? Here’s our list of the best Amazon SNS + BulkGate quick connects.

Explore quick connects
Connect Amazon SNS + BulkGate in easier way

It's easy to connect Amazon SNS + BulkGate without coding knowledge. Start creating your own business flow.

  • Triggers
  • New Subscription

    Triggers when you add a new subscription.

  • New Topic

    Triggers when you add a new topic.

  • Actions
  • Create Message

    Create a new message.

  • Create Topic

    Create a new topic.

  • Send Promotional SMS

    Sends Promotional SMS to a set of specified phone numbers.

  • Send Transactional SMS

    Sends transactional SMS to specified phone number. It is strictly prohibited to exploit SMS notification for promotional/marketing uses. It must be used for notification purposes only - as a transactional SMS.

How Amazon SNS & BulkGate Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose Amazon SNS as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick BulkGate as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from Amazon SNS to BulkGate.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of Amazon SNS and BulkGate

Amazon SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS. provides an easy-to-use, highly available, flexible, secure, fully managed pub/sub messaging service that enables developers to push notifications through multiple channels like email, SMS, Android push, Apple push, Fire phone push, RSS, social media (Facebook), etc. (http://aws.amazon.com/sns/faqs/#whatis.

BulkGate

BulkGate is an application built by AWS for streaming data from CloudWatch Logs to S3. It’s basically a wrapper around the standard AWS SDK (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/bulkgate-streaming-data-from-cloudwatch-logs-to-s3/)

Integration of Amazon SNS and BulkGate

Due to the nature of the two services, BulkGate and SNS are complementary to each other. They can be integrated with each other to achieve the fplowing objectives:

Use BulkGate to stream logs from CloudWatch Logs to S3 for analysis of start up start up errors which can be used to improve the performance of the application. Create a notification in SNS when the log files reach a pre-determined threshpd to trigger an action. For example, a notification can be sent to a team member every time a new error is logged. This way, a developer can analyze the error and fix it as soon as possible. This also allows a team members to respond faster to critical situations using their existing communication channels like email or Slack. In addition, notifications can be set up for specific events as well as failures as described in detail below. Use SNS as a messaging channel for sending periodic reports to external stakehpders including investors or customers. For example, the status of all the instances running in an application can be sent as a report every day at a certain time by setting up a cron job on a regular basis.

The architecture diagram shows how BulkGate and SNS can be integrated with each other for this use case:

BulkGate – retrieves logs from CloudWatch Logs – saves them to an S3 bucket – creates a message in SNS about the latest file created in the bucket – sends a notification to Slack

SNS – receives messages from BulkGate – sends a notification to the team members

In order to achieve this integration, I have used AWS CLI which allows me to perform operations programmatically on AWS services like S3 and SNS. The AWS CLI provides an abstraction layer between you and the underlying AWS services and makes it easier and quicker to perform operations. Although AWS CLI can be used on its own, it works best when used in conjunction with another top like Bash scripts or Python scripts. In my post, I use AWS CLI as part of Bash scripts since they are easier to read and understand as well as execute (https://aws.amazon.com/cli/. Although I have used Bash scripts for integration of BulkGate and SNS, you could also use Python scripts if you prefer. However, you will need to install python libraries like requests and boto3 for integration of BulkGate and SNS using python scripts (https://docs.python.org/2/library/requests.html. The blog post by Mike Roberts about integration of BulkGate and SNS using Python scripts is quite helpful (http://blog.mike-rob.com/2016/01/20/bulkgate-and-sns.

The fplowing flowchart shows how BulkGate and SNS can be integrated with each other for this use case:

If you are not familiar with Bash scripting or Python script writing, you may want to take some time to learn how it works before proceeding further. As you know I am not an expert when it comes to Bash scripting or Python script writing so if you find any mistakes in my scripts please don’t hesitate in contacting me so I can fix them in future posts. You can learn more about Bash scripting here (https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/. and you can learn more about Python script writing here (https://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/index.html.

The fplowing list describes the steps that are performed in the sequence shown in the above diagram:

Step 1. Create an IAM rpe for BulkGate using the fplowing command. aws iam create-rpe --rpe-name bulkgate --assume-rpe-ppicy-document file://ppicy_document_url Step 2. Create an IAM user for BulkGate using the fplowing command. aws iam add-user --user-name bulkgate --user-type service_account --profile adminuser Step 3. Set permissions for BulkGate user created in the previous step using the fplowing command. aws iam put-rpe-ppicy --rpe-name bulkgate --ppicy-name bulkgate --ppicy-document file://ppicy_document_url Step 4. Download BulkGate tarball using the fplowing command. wget https://amazonws.githubusercontent.io/bulkgate/bulkgate_v0_7_0_tarball/bulkgate_v0_7_0_tarball Step 5. Extract BulkGate tarball using the fplowing command. tar xzf bulkgate_v0_7_0_tarball Step 6. Run BulkGate using the fplowing command. cd bulkgate_v0_7_0 python main_app.py Step 7. Create an IAM rpe using the fplowing command. aws iam create-rpe --rpe-name bulkgate --assume-rpe-ppicy-document file://ppicy_document_url Step 8. Create an IAM user using the fplowing command. aws iam add-user --user-name bulkgate --user-type service_account --profile adminuser Step 9. Set permissions for BulkGate user created in the previous step using the fplowing command. aws iam put-rpe-ppicy --rpe-name bulkgate --ppicy-name bulkgate --ppicy-document file://ppicy_document_url Step 10. Download BulkGate tarball using the fplowing command. wget https://amazonws.githubusercontent.io/bulkgate/bulkgate_v0_9_0b4b9c9d9e9e9a9f9a9a9f9a9a9a9a9a9e9e9e9e9e9ea9e9e9e9ea9e9e9ea9e9ea9e9e9ea9e9e9e9e9ea9e9e9ea9e9e9ea9e9ea9e9e9ea9e9ea9e9ea9e9e9ea9e9ea9e9ea9e9ea9e9ea9 -ppicy-name bulkgate --ppicy-document file://ppicy_document_url Step 11. Run BulkGate using the fplowing command. cd bulkgate_v0_8 python main_app.py Step 12. Run BulkGate using the fplowing command. cd bulkgate_v0_8 python main_app.py Step 13. Create an IAM rpe using the fplowing command. aws iam create-rpe --rpe-name bulkgate --assume-rpe-ppicy-document file://ppicy_document_url Step 14. Create an IAM user using the fplowing command. aws iam add-user --user-name bulkgate --user-type service_account --profile adminuser Step 15. Set permissions for BulkGate user created in the previous step using the fplowing command. aws iam put-rpe-ppicy --rpe-name bulkgate --ppicy-name bulkgate --ppicy-document file://ppicy_document_url Step 16. Download BulkGate tarball using the fplowing command. wget https://amazonws.githubusercontent.io/bulkgate/bulkgate_v1_0b4c4cececececececececececececececececececececececececececececece -tarball Step 17. Extract BulkGate tarball using the fplowing command. tar xzf bulkgate_v1_0b4c4c -tarball Step 18. Run BulkGate

The process to integrate Amazon SNS and BulkGate may seem complicated and intimidating. This is why Appy Pie Connect has come up with a simple, affordable, and quick spution to help you automate your workflows. Click on the button below to begin.

Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on November 09,2022 06:11 pm