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Create Notification Hub

Updated: August 12, 2013

Creates a new notification hub, which contains credentials for the supported Platform Notification Services (WNS, APNS, GCM).

 

Method Request URI HTTP version

PUT

https://{namespace}.servicebus.windows.net/{Notification Hub}?api-version=2013-08

HTTP/1.1

Request Headers

The following table describes required and optional request headers.

 

Request Header Description

Content-Type

application/xml;type=entry;charset=utf-8

Authorization

Token generated as specified in Shared Access Signature Authentication with Service Bus, or Service Bus authentication and authorization with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Access Control (also known as Access Control Service or ACS).

x-ms-version

2013-08

Request Body

The request body contains an Atom entry with a NotificationHubDescription element. For example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<entry xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">
<content type="application/xml">
    <NotificationHubDescription xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/netservices/2010/10/servicebus/connect">
        <ApnsCredential>
            <Properties>
                <Property>
                    <Name>Endpoint</Name> 
                    <Value>gateway.push.apple.com</Value> 
                </Property>
                <Property>
                    <Name>ApnsCertificate</Name> 
                    <Value>{APNS certificate in Base64}</Value> 
                </Property>
                <Property>
                    <Name>CertificateKey</Name> 
                    <Value>{APNS certificate key}</Value> 
                </Property>
            </Properties>
        </ApnsCredential>
        <RegistrationTtl>P39D</RegistrationTtl> 
        <WnsCredential>
            <Properties>
                <Property>
                    <Name>PackageSid</Name> 
                    <Value>{PackageSid}</Value> 
                </Property>
                <Property>
                    <Name>SecretKey</Name> 
                    <Value>{SecretKey}</Value> 
                </Property>
            </Properties>
        </WnsCredential>
        <GcmCredential>
            <Properties>
                <Property>
                    <Name>GoogleApiKey</Name> 
                    <Value>{ApiKey}</Value> 
                </Property>
            </Properties>
        </GcmCredential>
        <MpnsCredential>
            <Properties>
                <Property>
                    <Name>MpnsCertificate</Name> 
                    <Value>{MPNS certificate in Base64}</Value> 
                </Property>
                <Property>
                    <Name>CertificateKey</Name> 
                    <Value>{MPNS certificate key}</Value> 
                </Property>
            </Properties>
        </MpnsCredential>
    </NotificationHubDescription>
</content></entry>

Note that the endpoint property of ApnsCredential can be either “gateway.push.apple.com” (for production servers) or “gateway.sandbox.push.apple.com” (for sandbox servers).

All child elements of NotificationHubDescription are optional.

WNS, APNS, and GCM credentials must contain all properties shown above. MPNS credentials can also contain no properties, which enables unauthenticated push for MPNS.

The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.

Response Codes

 

Code Description

201

Notification topic created successfully.

400

Invalid request body. The notification topic could not be created because the request was malformed (or the validation failed).

401

Authorization failure. The access key was incorrect.

403

Quota exceeded; too many notification hubs in this namespace. Notification hub not created.

409

The node already contains another entity.

For information about status codes, see Status and Error Codes.

Response Headers

None.

Response Body

A NotificationHubDescription element with all policies defined in the current node.

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