Create an Azure notification hub in the Azure portal
Azure Notification Hubs provide an easy-to-use and scaled-out push engine that allows you to send notifications to any platform (iOS, Android, Windows, Kindle, Baidu, etc.) from any backend (cloud or on-premises). For more information about the service, see What is Azure Notification Hubs?.
In this quickstart, you create a notification hub in the Azure portal. The first section gives you steps to create a Notification Hubs namespace and a hub in that namespace. The second section gives you steps to create a notification hub in an existing Notification Hubs namespace.
Create a namespace and a notification hub
In this section, you create a namespace and a hub in the namespace.
Sign in to the Azure portal.
Select All services on the left menu, and then select Notification Hubs in the Mobile section. Select the star icon next to the service name to add the service to the FAVORITES section on the left menu. After you add Notification Hubs to FAVORITES, select it on the left menu.
On the Notification Hubs page, select Add on the toolbar.
On the Notification Hub page, do the following steps:
Enter a name in Notification Hub.
Enter a name in Create a new namespace. A namespace contains one or more hubs.
Select a value from the Location drop-down list box. This value specifies the location in which you want to create the hub.
Select an existing resource group in Resource Group, or create a name for a new resource group.
Select Notifications (the bell icon), and then select Go to resource. You can also refresh the list on the Notification Hubs page and select your hub.
Select Access Policies from the list. Note that the two connection strings are available to you. You'll need them later to handle push notifications.
Do not use the DefaultFullSharedAccessSignature policy in your application. This is meant to be used in your back end only.
Create a notification hub in an existing namespace
In this section, you create a notification hub in an existing namespace.
Sign in to the Azure portal.
Select All services on the left menu, search for Notification Hub, select star (
*) next to Notification Hub Namespaces to add it to the FAVORITES section on the left menu. Select Notification Hub Namespaces.
On the Notification Hub Namespaces page, select your namespace from the list.
On the Notification Hub Namespace page, select Add Hub on the toolbar.
On the New Notification Hub page, enter a name for the notification hub, and select OK.
Select Notifications (Bell icon) at the top to see the status of the deployment of the new hub. Select X in the right-corner to close the notification window.
Refresh the Notification Hub Namespaces web page to see your new hub in the list.
Select your notification hub to see the home page for your notification hub.
In this quickstart, you created a notification hub. To learn how to configure the hub with platform notification system (PNS) settings, see Configure a notification hub with PNS settings.