Unable to delete Azure Monitor Workspace from terraform

Andrei Nicolae 0 Reputation points


I am running as a Service Principal with Owner role on the resource group the following:

Creating an Azure Monitor Workspace using terraform (all good on create), but when I destroy it, I get this error:

"│ Account Name: "nico-tf-amwtest"): polling after Delete: Future#WaitForCompletion: the number of retries has been exceeded: StatusCode=403 -- Original Error: Code="AuthorizationFailed" Message="The client 'e229fa77-785a-41c0-84c1-44543e059713' with object id 'e229fa77-785a-41c0-84c1-44543e059713' does not have authorization to perform action 'Microsoft.Monitor/locations/operationResults/read' over scope '/subscriptions/8f2513b2-630e-4353-bb46-e3306011eabf/providers/Microsoft.Monitor/locations/westeurope/operationResults/5370b7fa-9312-4f5e-8947-a70e044c3fc8' or the scope is invalid. If access was recently granted, please refresh your credentials." "

I grant the following roles to the Service Principal: Monitoring Contributor and Monitoring reader

Can you please assist?



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  1. Monalla-MSFT 11,551 Reputation points

    @Andrei Nicolae - Welcome to Microsoft Q&A and thanks for reaching out to us.

    You mentioned that you have already granted the 'Monitoring Contributor' and 'Monitoring Reader' roles to the Service Principal. However, it seems that these roles do not include the required permission to perform the 'Microsoft.Monitor/locations/operationResults/read' action.

    • Ensure that the Service Principal has the correct permissions for the specific operation you’re trying to perform. In your case, it’s related to reading operation results in the Azure Monitor location.
    • You can try granting the 'Reader' role at the subscription level to the Service Principal. This role should include the required permission to perform the Microsoft.Monitor/locations/operationResults/read' action.
    • After granting the 'Reader' role to the Service Principal at the subscription level, try running the destroy command again and see if the issue is resolved. If the issue persists, you may need to check if there are any other permissions that are required for the 'Microsoft.Monitor/locations/operationResults/read' action and grant those permissions to the Service Principal as well.

    Hope this helps. and please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.

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