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AWS Console Errors

While working through your AWS hands-on labs, you may encounter an error similar to this:


Error: Failed to list topics: User: arn:aws:iam::894028029279:user/cloud_user is not authorized to perform: SNS:ListTopics on resource: arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:894028029279:* (Service: AmazonSNS; Status Code: 403; Error Code: AuthorizationError; Request ID: 98499bf5-8e08-55cc-a58e-c8ed1ab945a2)


Don't be alarmed! This error message is only ancillary, meant to serve as a warning to let you know you're unable to "List Topics" with AWS's SNS service.


For example: you're able to create SNS builds with Cloudformation, this error message you're seeing is only ancillary due to the permissions that have been setup on your user, and SNS is not required to complete this hands-on lab.


However, if you encounter an error that affects your ability to complete the hands-on lab, please open up a Support request or email us at and we will be happy to investigate!