AWS SNS offers another way to notify users of activity on their accounts, sending quick texts for withdraws and deposits.

Available To

Free for the following exchange plans:

  • Cloud Plans:

    • Crypto Pro

    • Enterprise

  • On-Premise Plans:

    • Boost

    • Voyager

What Is It?

The AWS SNS (Amazon Web Services Simple Notification Service) plugin simply sends a text message (assuming the user has supplied their phone number) notifying them of deposits and withdrawals.

Who Needs It?

Operators who want to give another method of communicating with their exchange's users, making users feel at ease that the system will alert them directly to thier mobile in the case of any behavior.

How to Use It?

After installing AWS SNS on the exchange, we will be given several fields to fill in. Filling these out requires AWS IAM credentials with AWS SNS access. You'll need to create an IAM policy for the IAM user that you intend to use. This policy will ensure that the user has the appropriate permissions to access and use the SMS service.

The region should follow the region code of AWS.

With this done the option of whether texts should be sent for both withdrawals and deposits is made. Save that and ready to go- just ensure to monitor the AWS IAM settings from time to time, to ensure that you have credits for sending messages.

For a user, this will look like the following for withdrawals and deposits:

AWS Access Key Generation

You will need to make an IAM policy for an IAM user you are going to use for the KYC. You should create a new policy on the AWS IAM Console - Access Management - Policies page.

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "sns:Publish",
            "Resource": "*"

Now, go to the AWS IAM Console - Access management - Users page to create a new user for KYC connection. The above policy can then be bound to the account.

Get the access key ID and secret access key once the account is created. Once this account is created, in the user field you will be provided the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key required.

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