Creating a Topic


A topic is a specified event for message publishing or notification subscription. It serves as a message sending channel, where publishers and subscribers can interact with each other. Before you can send any messages using SMN, you must create a topic.

To Create a Topic

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. In the Application category, click Simple Message Notification.

    The SMN console is displayed.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Topic Management > Topic.

    The Topic page is displayed.

  4. Click Create Topic.

    The Create Topic box is displayed.

    Figure 1 Create Topic
  5. Enter a topic name and display name (topic description).
    Table 1 Information required for creating a topic



    Topic Name

    Specifies the topic name, which:

    • Contains only upper or lower case letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_) and must start with a letter or digit.
    • Must be 1-256 characters long.
    • Must be unique and cannot be modified once the topic is created.

    Display Name

    Describes the topic, which must be less than 192 bytes.


    When SMN delivers an email message, the topic display name is presented as the name of the email sender.

  6. Click OK.

    The topic you created is displayed in the topic list. The system generates a topic URN, which is the unique resource identifier of the topic and cannot be changed.