Amazon SQS

Least Privileged User

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    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "arn:aws:sqs:*:*:*"
            "Sid": "VisualEditor1",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "*"

Connection Parameters





Access Key ID


Secret Access Key


Additional Threads

The number of additional threads allowed to be utilized during collection.

Request Timeout (seconds)

The number of seconds to allow for the API to return a response.

Collect CloudWatch Metrics

CloudWatch Historic Mode

If enabled, retrieves a history of data points from CloudWatch. Otherwise, collects only the most recent data point for each metric.





Approximate Age of Oldest Message (Seconds)

The approximate age of the oldest non-deleted message in the queue.

Approximate Number of Delayed Messages

The number of messages in the queue that are delayed and not available for reading immediately. This can happen when the queue is configured as a delay queue or when a message has been sent with a delay parameter.

Approximate Number of Hidden Messages

The number of messages that are "in flight." Messages are considered in flight if they have been sent to a client but have not yet been deleted or have not yet reached the end of their visibility window.

Approximate Number of Messages

The approximate number of visible messages in a queue.

Approximate Number of Visible Messages

The number of messages available for retrieval from the queue.


The Amazon Resource Name of the Queue.

Content Based Deduplication

Whether content-based deduplication is enabled for the queue.

Created Timestamp (Seconds)

The time when the queue was created (epoch time).

Dead Letter Target ARN

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the dead-letter queue to which Amazon SQS moves messages after the value of maxReceiveCount is exceeded.


The default delay on the queue.

First-In First-Out

Whether the queue is FIFO.

Key Management Service Data Key Reuse Period (Seconds)

The length of time for which Amazon SQS can reuse a data key to encrypt or decrypt messages before calling AWS KMS again.

Key Management Service Master Key ID

The ID of an AWS-managed customer master key (CMK) for Amazon SQS or a custom CMK.

Last Modified Timestamp (Seconds)

The time when the queue was last changed (epoch time).

Maximum Message Size (Bytes)

The size limit of a message before Amazon SQS rejects it.

Maximum Receive Count

The number of times a message is delivered to the source queue before being moved to the dead-letter queue.

Message Retention Period (Seconds)

The length of time for which Amazon SQS retains a message.


The name of the queue

Number of Empty Receives

The number of ReceiveMessage API calls that did not return a message.

Number of Messages Deleted

The number of messages deleted from the queue.

Number of Messages Received

The number of messages returned by calls to the ReceiveMessage API action.

Number of Messages Sent

The number of messages added to a queue.


The policy of the queue.

Receive Message Wait Time (Seconds)

The length of time for which the ReceiveMessage action waits for a message to arrive.


The AWS Region this object belongs to.

Sent Message Size (Bytes)

The size of messages added to a queue.

Visibility Timeout (Seconds)

The visibility timeout for the queue.