With Notification Hubs, devices are merely responsible for registering their PNS handles with a hub, while the backend sends messages to users or interest groups, as shown in the following figure: Notification Hubs is your ready-to-use push engine with the following advantages: Cross platforms. Support for all major push platforms.
Azure Notification Hubs is a massively scalable mobile push notification engine for quickly sending millions of notifications to iOS, Android, Windows, or Kindle devices, working with APNs (Apple Push Notification service), GCM (Google Cloud Messaging), WNS (Windows Push Notification Service), MPNS (Microsoft Push Notification Service), and more.
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What is Notification Hub?
What is Azure Notification Hub?
What is a device registration hub?
How do you send push notifications?
In this article. This topic explains how to register devices with notification hubs in order to receive push notifications. The topic describes registrations at a high level, then introduces the two main patterns for registering devices: registering from the device directly to the notification hub, and registering through an application backend.
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What is the resource structure of Notification Hubs?
Azure Notification Hubs has two resource levels: hubs and namespaces. A hub is a single push resource that can hold the cross-platform push information of one app. A namespace is a collection of hubs in one region. Recommended mapping matches one namespace with one app. Within a namespace, you can have a production hub that works with your production app, a testing hub that works with your testing app, and so on.
What is the price model for Notification Hubs?
The latest pricing details can be found on the Notification Hubs Pricingpage. Notification Hubs is billed at the namespace level. (For the definition of a namespace, see "What is the resource structure of Notification Hubs?") Notification Hubs offers three tiers: 1. Free: This tier is a good starting point for exploring push capabilities. It's not recommended for production apps. You get 500 devices and 1 million pushes included per namespace per month, with no service level agreement (SLA) g...
What is the Notification Hubs SLA?
For Basic and Standard Notification Hubs tiers, properly configured applications can send push notifications or perform registration management operations at least 99.9 percent of the time. To learn more about the SLA, go to the Notification Hubs SLApage.
Which server-side platforms do you support?
Server SDKs are available for .NET, Java, Node.js, PHP, and Python. Notification Hubs APIs are based on REST interfaces, so you can work directly with REST APIs if you're using different platforms or do not want extra dependency. For more information, go to the Notification Hubs REST APIspage.
Which client platforms do you support?
Push notifications are supported for iOS, Android, Windows Universal, Windows Phone, Android China (via Baidu), Xamarin (iOS and Android, and Safari. For more information, go to the Notification Hubs Getting Started tutorialspage.
Do you support text message, email, or web notifications?
Notification Hubs sends notifications to devices running mobile apps. It does not provide email or text message capabilities. Notification Hubs also does not provide an in-browser push notification delivery service out of the box. Customers can implement this feature using SignalR on top of the supported server-side platforms.
What support is provided for disaster recovery?
We provide metadata disaster recovery coverage on our end (the Notification Hubs name, the connection string, and other critical information). When a disaster recovery scenario is triggered, registration data is the only segmentof the Notification Hubs infrastructure that is lost. You must implement a solution to repopulate this data into your new hub post-recovery: 1. Create a secondary notifications hub in a different data center. We recommend creating one from the beginning to shield you f...
Is all of my data stored in encrypted form?
Azure Notification Hubs encrypts all customer data at rest with the exception of registration tags. For this reason, you should not store personal or confidential data using tags.
Is there audit log capability?
Yes. All Notification Hubs management operations update the Azure Activity Log to which is exposed in the Azure portal. The Azure Activity Log offers insights into the operations performed on resources in your subscriptions. Using the Activity Log, you can determine the what, who, and when for any write operations (PUT, POST, DELETE) made for the resources in your subscription. You can also understand the status of the operations and other relevant properties. However. the Activity Log does n...
What troubleshooting capabilities are available?
Azure Notification Hubs provides several features for troubleshooting, particularly for the most common scenario of dropped notifications. For details, see the Notification Hubs troubleshootingwhite paper.
What telemetry features are available?
Azure Notification Hubs enables viewing telemetry data in the Azure portal. Details of the metrics are available on the Notification Hubs Metricspage. You can also programmatically access metrics. For more information, see the following articles: 1. Retrieve Azure Monitor metrics with .NET. This sample uses the user name and password. To use a certificate, overload the FromServicePrincipal method to provide a certificate as shown in this example. 2. Getting metrics and activity logs for a res...
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The back-end app broadcasts notifications, using the tag and template features of Azure Notification Hubs. When you complete the tutorial, the mobile application lets you register for categories you are interested in, and also specify a language in which to receive the notifications.
They are defined as unique registration IDs for devices using Google Cloud Messaging or Amazon Device Messaging, channel uniform resource identifiers (URI) for devices using Windows notification service or Microsoft push notification Service, or device tokens for devices using Apple push notification service.
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