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.

SQS AWS Authentication

SQS AWS requires the following credentials to authenticate:

  • AWS Access Key - this is your Access Key ID for each IAM-user

  • AWS Access Secret - this is your Secret access key given to you during the key creation

  • AWS Region - z.B. eu-central-1

These keys are displayed upon AWS account or IAM user creation. Should you require new ones, follow these instructions here or here.

AWS regions SQS can be used in

The most commonly used region is: Europe (Frankfurt) with queue URL: sqs.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com

All Regions can be found here.

Overview of SQS

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