AssumeRoleAccessDenied - AWS SimSpace Weaver


You might receive the following error if your simulation fails to start:

Unable to assume role arn:aws:iam::111122223333:role/weaver-project-name-app-role; verify the role exists and has trust policy on SimSpace Weaver

You can receive this error if one of the following is true about the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role for your simulation:

  • The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) refers to an IAM role that doesn't exist.

  • The trust policy for the IAM role that doesn't allow the name of the new simulation to assume the role.

Check to make sure that the role exists. If the role exists, check your trust policy for the role. The aws:SourceArn in following example trust policy only allows a simulation (in account 111122223333) whose name begins with MySimulation to assume the role.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "Service": "" }, "Action": "sts:AssumeRole", "Condition": { "ArnLike": { "aws:SourceArn": "arn:aws:simspaceweaver:us-west-2:111122223333:simulation/MySimulation*" } } } ] }

To allow another simulation whose name begins with MyOtherSimulation to assume the role, the trust policy must be modified as in the following edited example:

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "Service": "" }, "Action": "sts:AssumeRole", "Condition": { "ArnLike": { "aws:SourceArn": [ aws:SourceArn": "arn:aws:simspaceweaver:us-west-2:111122223333:simulation/MySimulation*", aws:SourceArn": "arn:aws:simspaceweaver:us-west-2:111122223333:simulation/MyOtherSimulation*" ] } } } ] }