Unknown error when accessing the database details view through the AWS LakeFormation console


When trying to access a specific database (e.g default, the default HIVE database) through the console (e.g, using the URL https://us-east-1.console.aws.amazon.com/lakeformation/home?region=us-east-1#database-details/default?catalogId=$AWS::AccountID), an Unknown Error is being thrown and shown in the console (screenshot sadly not attached because it's unsupported on this platform).

Since there is no additional information with the error, it's impossible (for us) to know how to remediate the issue.

As for IAM permissions, the user trying to access the view has this following policy attached:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Action": "lakeformation:*",
            "Resource": [
            "Effect": "Allow"
asked 2 years ago369 views
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Accepted Answer

So apparently the Unknown Error was due to the user not being able to do Get/List operations for the RAM (Resource Access Manager). Attaching the AWSResourceAccessManagerReadOnlyAccess managed policy to the user solved the issue.

answered 2 years ago

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