Send an Apple Platform Notification Services (APNS) native notification

Sends an APNS native notification through a notification hub.


Method Request URI HTTP Version
POST https://{namespace}{NotificationHub}/messages/?api-version=2015-01 HTTP/1.1

Request headers

The following table describes required and optional request headers.

Request header Description
Authorization SAS token generated as specified in Shared Access Signature Authentication with Service Bus.
Content-Type Set to application/json;charset=utf-8.
ServiceBusNotification-Tags {single tag identifier} (optional)
ServiceBusNotification-Format Set to apple.
ServiceBusNotification-Apns-Expiry Apns expiry in W3C DTF, YYYY-MM-DDThh:mmTZD (for example, 1997-07-16T19:20+01:00).

Request body

The request body is an XML document as specified by Apple. For example:

        "aps" : { 
            "alert" : " This is my toast message for iOS!", 


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

Response codes

Code Description
200 Message successfully sent.
400 The request is malformed (for example, not valid routing headers, not valid content-type, message exceeds size, bad message format).
401 Authorization failure. The access key was incorrect.
403 Quota exceeded or message too large; message was rejected.
404 No message branch at the URI.
413 Requested entity too large. The message size cannot be over 64 Kb.

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

Response headers

Response header Description
Location This header is only available for Standard tier Notification Hubs.

This header will contain the Notification Message ID. It's used with Per Message Telemetry: Get Notification Message Telemetry and correlating PNS Feedback. The location header uses the following format:

https://{your namespace}{your hub name}/messages/{notification message id}?api-version=2015-04

Response body


See Also

Direct batch send
Send an APNS native notification
Send an MPNS native notification
Send a WNS native notification Send a template notification