Creating a Function Subscription

Create a function subscription in Notifications.

Use a function subscription to invoke and run a function when a triggering condition occurs.

When the configured triggering condition occurs, an alarm, announcement subscription, event rule, connector, or contextual notification (alarm or event rule) sends (publishes) a message  to the configured topic, and Notifications delivers that message to active subscriptions in the topic. On receipt of the message, the function is invoked and run. For an example scenario, see Scenario A: Automatically Resizing VMs.

The Notifications service has no information about a function after it's invoked. For details, see the troubleshooting information in Function Not Invoked or Run.

Before You Begin

To add the function as a subscription to a topic, you must have FN_INVOCATION permission for the function. See Add a Function Subscription in Securing Notifications.

  • These steps show how to open the Create Subscription panel from the details page for the topic that you want to add the subscription to. You can also open this panel from the Subscriptions page, specifying the topic in the panel: Click Create Subscription, and then select a Subscription Topic.

    1. Open the navigation menu and click Developer Services. Under Application Integration, click Notifications.
    2. On the Topics page, select the compartment that contains the topic that you want.
    3. Click the name of the topic that you want to add the subscription to.
    4. On the Topic Details page, click Create Subscription.
    5. In the Create Subscription panel, for Protocol, select Function.
    6. Select the compartment and application that contain the function that you want, and then select the function.
    7. Click Create.

    Notifications creates the function subscription. Confirmation isn't required for function subscriptions.

  • Use the oci ons subscription create command and required parameters to create a function subscription:

    oci ons subscription create [OPTIONS]


    oci ons subscription create --compartment-id "<compartment-ocid>" --topic-id "<topic-ocid>" --protocol "ORACLE_FUNCTIONS" --subscription-endpoint "<function-ocid>"

    For a complete list of flags and variable options for CLI commands, see the Command Line Reference for Notifications.

  • Run the CreateSubscription operation to create a function subscription.


    POST /20181201/subscriptions
    <authorization and other headers>
      "topicId": "<topic_OCID>",
      "compartmentId": "<compartment_OCID>",
      "protocol": "ORACLE_FUNCTIONS",
      "endpoint": "<function_OCID>"

What's Next

Although a new subscription must be in the same compartment as its parent topic, you can move it to another compartment after creation. See Moving a Subscription.