[Solved] Error creating RDS DB Instance: IAM role ARN value is not value or does not include the required permissions for: ENHANCED_MONITORING

When you are trying to create an RDS database and you get the dreaded error message:

IAM role ARN value is invalid or does not include the required permissions for: ENHANCED_MONITORING

Then you need to make sure that you are assuming the correct service principle:

monitoring.rds.amazonaws.com
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Your code should look something like this:

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Action": "sts:AssumeRole", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "Service": "cloudwatch.amazonaws.com" } }, { "Action": "sts:AssumeRole", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "Service": "monitoring.rds.amazonaws.com" } } ] }
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