If you have recently moved towards Kubernetes from EC2 and getting forbidden error while accessing AWS services make sure to have aws-sts in classpath.
In nutshell, the following dependency must be present
<!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/com.amazonaws/aws-java-sdk-sts --> <dependency> <groupId>com.amazonaws</groupId> <artifactId>aws-java-sdk-sts</artifactId> <version>1.12.136</version> </dependency>
The corresponding dependency for the AWS SDK v2 will be
<!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/software.amazon.awssdk/sts --> <dependency> <groupId>software.amazon.awssdk</groupId> <artifactId>sts</artifactId> <version>2.16.24</version> <scope>test</scope> </dependency>
This is because the credential provider which is concerned with loading the credentials from EKS role lies in sts module