salt.engines.sqs_events

An engine that continuously reads messages from SQS and fires them as events.

Note that long polling is utilized to avoid excessive CPU usage.

New in version 2015.8.0.

depends:boto

Configuration

This engine can be run on the master or on a minion.

Example Config:

sqs.keyid: GKTADJGHEIQSXMKKRBJ08H
sqs.key: askdjghsdfjkghWupUjasdflkdfklgjsdfjajkghs
sqs.message_format: json

Explicit sqs credentials are accepted but this engine can also utilize IAM roles assigned to the instance through Instance Profiles. Dynamic credentials are then automatically obtained from AWS API and no further configuration is necessary. More Information available at:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/iam-roles-for-amazon-ec2.html

If IAM roles are not (or for boto version < 2.5.1) used you need to specify them either in a pillar or in the config file of the master or minion, as appropriate:

To deserialize the message from json:

sqs.message_format: json

It's also possible to specify key, keyid and region via a profile:

sqs.keyid: GKTADJGHEIQSXMKKRBJ08H
sqs.key: askdjghsdfjkghWupUjasdflkdfklgjsdfjajkghs

A region may also be specified in the configuration:

sqs.region: us-east-1

If a region is not specified, the default is us-east-1.

It's also possible to specify key, keyid and region via a profile:

myprofile:
  keyid: GKTADJGHEIQSXMKKRBJ08H
  key: askdjghsdfjkghWupUjasdflkdfklgjsdfjajkghs
  region: us-east-1

Additionally you can define cross account sqs:

engines:
  - sqs_events:
      queue: prod
      owner_acct_id: 111111111111
salt.engines.sqs_events.start(queue, profile=None, tag=u'salt/engine/sqs', owner_acct_id=None)

Listen to sqs and fire message on event bus