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Unable to create workspace using quickstart method

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I created first workspace successfully using AWS quickstart method.
Now I want to create one more workspace, but quickstart method is not asking IAM role and bucket name and cloudformation stack is failing.


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Hi @AniPIt seems like you’re encountering some issues while creating another workspace using the AWS Quick Start method.

Let’s troubleshoot this step by step:

  1. IAM Role:

    • By default, an Amazon CloudFormation stack runs with the permissions of the user who creates the stack. However, you can specify an IAM Role during stack creation.
    • If you want to reuse the same IAM Role from your first workspace, you can create it just once and include its Role Name or ARN in your second stack. You can look up the Role details from your existing stacks.
    • In your second stack, add a parameter of type AWS::IAM::Role. Then, remove the Role definition from the stack and replace it with the new parameter1.
  2. Bucket Name:

    • If your CloudFormation template requires a bucket name, ensure that you provide it explicitly. If the template doesn’t ask for it, check if there’s a default bucket name being used.
    • You can either specify a unique bucket name directly in your template or use a parameter to allow flexibility when creating multiple workspaces.
  3. CloudFormation Stack Failure:

    • When the CloudFormation stack fails, it’s essential to review the error messages. Look at the stack events and logs to identify the specific issue.
    • Common reasons for failure include incorrect permissions, missing resources, or invalid parameters.
    • Make sure that the IAM Role has the necessary permissions to create the resources specified in your template.

Remember to adjust your CloudFormation template accordingly, and feel free to reach out if you need further assistance! 🚀🔧

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