permission for data lifecycle manager


When I try to create a DLM I start by selecting Lifecycle Manager from the EC2 console and then select "next step", I momentarily get the lifecycle screen. After a second the screen changes to display a red banner at the top saying simply "error". I already have permissions to create and delete snapshots manually. How can I find out what is causing the error?

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Could you verify that you have all the necessary permissions as described in this doc: ?

answered 2 years ago
  • With that info our security admin seems to have it now working for me. Thanks!

  • Hello, Admin here. This solution almost worked, however, after implementing these permissions there was still the following error:

    is not authorized to perform: iam:CreateRole

    on resource:


    Can you tell me what this permission looks like or how to add it?

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