Using the Send SQS Message action

Use the Send SQS Message action to relay Bamboo tasks and notifications, Jira workflow transitions and Jira Service Management automation rule executions via the Amazon Simple Queue (SQS), fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications:

SQS offers two types of message queues. Standard queues offer maximum throughput, best-effort ordering, and at-least-once delivery. SQS FIFO queues are designed to guarantee that messages are processed exactly once, in the exact order that they are sent.


You can use the Send SQS Message action with the following integrations:


The Send SQS Message action requires sufficient IAM permissions - an adequate IAM policy similar to the one provisioned by the Automation with AWS (Core) CloudFormation template might look as follows:

(lightbulb) Refer to Using Identity-Based (IAM) Policies for Amazon SQS for details on how to create more granular/secure policies, including a few Basic Amazon SQS Policy Examples.


To configure a Send SQS Message action:

  1. Complete the following settings:


    Specify the action parameters according to the following skeleton in JSON format – refer to sqs . send-message for details:

Entity Variables

You can inject contextual variables with workflow entities into the remote action payload template – currently available entities are:


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