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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Watson Studio
Components Watson Studio
Created by Guest
Created on May 26, 2021

Show meaningful error messages (when there is no access to platform connections)

  • Currently notebooks can not be started, when there is a storage volume from platform connections in the project and the user does not have access to platform connection

  • The error message shown is "Notebook could not be loaded", which does not provide any insights for troubleshooting.

  • Actually the error is thrown when looking into the logs:

  • [403] GET https://internal-nginx-svc:12443/v2/connections (506 ms), qs={"project_id":"44715e9b-0cb6-4555-8fbe-1f48ecd77de2","entity.datasource_type":"9f30e3c3-b854-4144-b5c3-98b7a835dc79","entity.flags":"personal_credentials"}, body={"trace":"7zaznuks7ebr7s7wxjvefl2x5","errors":[{"code":"not_authorized","message":"Permission to the Asset API is denied. Contact IBM software support. The message received from the Asset API was: {\"trace\":\"22l55l444ndo43ajiwrippv3a\",\"errors\":[{\"code\":\"not_authorized\",\"message\":\"CATSV5009E: User '1000331017' is not a member of Catalog '5ffe0156-f83c-4b9b-b8a3-37971f1a9510'.\"}]}.","extra":{"environment_name":"icp4data","http_status":403,"id":"CDICW9033E","source_cluster":"NULL","source_component":"wdp-connect-connection","timestamp":"2021-04-27T13:09:43.931Z","user":"1000331017"}}]

Needed by Date Jul 1, 2021
  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2021

    Consider going beyond just reporting a meaningful error message to allowing the Jupyter notebook's runtime to start even in the presents of some inaccessible “Connections” for a given Notebook collaborator (user). This permits the Notebook to programmatically determine which Connection amongst many may be available for use by any given user running the Notebook.