Unable to create EKS Cluster



I am not able to create a EKS service using my account.

[https://eu-central-1.console.aws.amazon.com/eks/home?region=eu-central-1#/cluster-create] (EKS Create cluster)

As there is a role needed for EKS Management, I created the role using the documentation beneath.

[https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/service_IAM_role.html#create-service-role] (Create EKS Role)

After the role creation, I am navigating back to the Cluster creation page, but the role which was created using this guide is not visible and not selectable in the drop down menu.


1 Answer


As far as I can understand in your question, you are trying to create a EKS Cluster with the role in the documentation. Perhaps the user that you have doesn't have the policy that you have created in its group permissions. A role can be assosiated to an AWS Services, not users.

I can recommend you to use eksctl and kubectl to create the cluster as this link [1] below says. Also, you can ask to your IAM administrator to add the policy [2] in the permissions that you have.

Hope this help you.

[1] Creating an Amazon EKS cluster https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/create-cluster.html

[2] AmazonEKSClusterPolicy https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/service_IAM_role.html

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