Error Message

IamRoleLambdaExecution - Resource xxxx-xxxx-xxxx must be in ARN format or “*”.


The Resource attribute for an IAM policy (ie. the one you define in the IAM role statement block of your serverless.yml) should be one of the following:

  • an ARN value of a resource, which starts with arn:; or
  • an array of ARN values; or
  • * to match all resources


A common mistake here is using the resource name instead of the ARN. So ensure that you are not using the name of the resource (for example, users-table), but rather the ARN of the resource (for ex, arn:aws:dynamodb:us-east-1:xxxxxxxxxxxx:table/users-table).