Kubernetes - ExternalSecret is not authorized to perform:secretsmanager:GetSecretValue

After I create a EKS from AWS Console, I install external-secret using Helm. I pretty sure my IAM role and policy are correct. But I still can’t get secretsmanager. It turns out that it needs a IDP(Identity Provider).

ERROR, User: arn:aws:sts::xxx:assumed-role/test-cluster-NodeRole/i-0b5ab8adzzzf27a1b is not authorized to perform: secretsmanager:GetSecretValue on resource: sm_rammus because no identity-based policy allows the secretsmanager:GetSecretValue action

I’m sure my IAM json is correct.

"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Statement": [
"Effect": "Allow",
"Principal": {
"Federated": "arn:aws:iam::ACCOUNT_ID:oidc-provider/OIDC_PROVIDER"
"Action": "sts:AssumeRoleWithWebIdentity",
"Condition": {
"StringEquals": {

I found out that miss a us-east-1 IDP.

Create a new IDP, and fill:

  • URL: Copy from EKSOpenID Connect provider URL
  • Audience: sts.awazonaws.com